The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. We launched the RHI in November 2011 with a scheme for the non-domestic sector that provides payments to industry, businesses and public sector organisations.The RHI will be expanding the existing scheme to cover additional technologies and will also offer a domestic scheme for individual households. They intend to announce the final details in summer 2013 and open the schemes for payment from spring 2014. Domestic customers should read their guide on the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme for details of the householder voucher scheme that is currently available. The RHPP scheme ended March 2014 being replaced by the RHI. 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.
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Domestic Rates
To receive RHI for a domestic building, each system must be installed by an MCS certified installer.Each domestic building must show an Energy Performance Certificate to evidence its energy use.Each domestic building must undergo a Green Deal Assessment.¹ The biomass tariff may become subject to Biomass DegressionOn 9 April 2014 Ofgem opened its servers for Domestic RHI applications. You can apply for d-RHI here.DECC published its Domestic RHI Policy Statement on 12 July 2013.
The RHI is the main scheme of the government’s heat strategy.