Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
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Key RHI facts for Existing Systems:
(Updated 4th December 2013)
- Existing domestic owners of MCS accredited ground source heat pumps installed since 15th July 2009 qualify for RHI Phase 2 payments from Spring 2014: Download our Guide HERE
- Existing commercial owners of MCS accredited ground source heat pumps installed since 15th July 2009 currently qualify for RHI Phase 1 payments at 4.8p/kWh. Systems installed after the 21st January 2014 will get a tiered tariff: Download our Guide HERE
Key RHI facts for New Systems:
- Phase One of the RHI was launched in November 2011 and is primarily targeted towards commercial and industrial buildings: however, it also covers district heating schemes in the residential sector: Download our Guide HERE.
- The current RHI Phase One tariff payment for a sub-100KW installation is 4.8p per kilowatt hour, index-linked for 20 years and based upon metered output. DECC has recently announced a new two tier tariff to be effective for all new installs after the 21st January 2014. These new tariffs will pay 8.7p/kWh on the first 1314 hours of eligible energy produced followed by 2.6p/kWh on any additional heat produced and are available on any systems accredited after 21st January 2014. The increase will be applied only when the tariffs come into affect. They will not be back dated. This new proposed payment structure will continue for 20 years, and be made to the landlord.
- Phase Two of the RHI will be launched in Spring 2014, and is for individual households. This will pay owners of renewable heat technologies a tariff for all renewable heat generated over a 7 year period. Payments will be made quarterly. The tariff for the Domestic RHI (Phase 2) was confirmed on the 12th July 2013 as 18.8p/kWh. Download our Guide HERE
- The Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme (RHPP) provides one-off payments of £2300 to householders that purchase renewable heating technologies, and is currently open to householders until the end of March 2014, ahead of the launch of the domestic RHI (Phase 2).
- *NEW* The Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme (RHPP) Fast Track Top Up provides winners of the RHPP Fast Track bid the opportunity to access an additional £2.5m of funding for an extension of works.
Background to the RHI:
- The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat.
- The RHI will be delivered in two phases; The Commercial RHI (Phase 1) which will be payable for 20 years, and the Domestic RHI (Phase 2) which will be payable for 7 years.
- The RHI pays participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings. By increasing the generation of heat from renewable energy sources (instead of fossil fuels), the RHI helps the UK reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet targets for reducing climate change.
- The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) launched the RHI in November 2011 with a scheme for the commercial sector: Commercial RHI (Phase 1) (industry, businesses and public sector organisations).
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