The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, communities and businesses through the provision of financial incentives. Similar to Feed-In-Tariffs for generating electricity, householders with a renewable heating technology would receive a payment based upon how much energy they produce from a renewable source such as a heat pump or solar thermal panels.
|The tariff levels have been set as follows:
The scheme was officially launched on 9th April and is now open to applications. The scheme is run by Ofgem and all information on eligibility and applications can be found on there website. We will provide a summary of the information on this page, however, we recommend all our customers to read the ‘Essential Guide for Applicants’ which covers everything you need to know about the scheme.
In order to qualify for the scheme you must have
- a Green Deal Assessment carried out (unless it’s a self built house)
- a domestic Energy Performance Certificate for the property
- a Microgeneration Certification Scheme certified renewable heating system commissioned from 15 July 2009
As MCS certified installers, our installations are eligible for the scheme.
For more information and to make an application please visit Ofgem’s dedicated website.
For queries regarding scheme requirements and eligibility you can call
Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 if you are in Scotland or
Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 if you are in England or Wales
Green Deal Assessment
Tel: 07515 286953
Renewable Heat Premium Payment
The Renewable Heat Premium Payment was a one-off interim grant designed to help towards meeting the costs of installing renewable technologies in your home, until the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced for domestic customers. The RHPP ended on 31st March 2014.
If you received the RHPP you will still be eligible for the RHI provided you meet the criteria above. However, you will not be able to apply at launch and the amount you received will be deducted from your RHI payments.
If you applied for RHPP before 20 May 2013, you can apply for the RHI three months after the scheme opens, ie from 9 July 2014. If you applied for RHPP after 20 May 2013, you can apply for the RHI six months after the scheme opens, ie from 9 October 2014. These ‘legacy’ applications must be submitted within the first year of the scheme, ie before 9 April 2015.