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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

What is the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI)?

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use naturally replenished energy can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules, receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat their system produces.

Who's it for?

The scheme's open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements. It’s for households both off and on the gas grid. People off mains gas have the most potential to save on fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions.

Two schemes: Domestic and Non-Domestic

The Renewable Heat Incentive has two schemes - Domestic and Non-Domestic. They have separate tariffs, joining conditions, rules and application processes. We can deal with both.

The Domestic RHI

Key to joining is that the renewable heating system heats only a single property which is capable of getting a domestic. The EPC is the proof needed that your property is assessed as a domestic ‘dwelling’. Without one, you won’t be able to apply and can’t join the scheme.

An EPC gives information about a property’s energy use, plus recommendations on how to reduce energy and save money. It’s required every time you buy, sell or rent a property. It’s included as part of a Green Deal Assessment, which is a requirement for most people to join the Domestic RHI.

The Non-Domestic RHI

Generally, if the renewable heating system is in commercial, public or industrial premises, then you would apply to the Non-Domestic RHI. This can include small and large businesses, hospitals, schools, and organisations with district heating schemes where one heating system serves multiple homes. For the non-domestic sector broadly speaking it provides a subsidy, payable for 20 years, to eligible, non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers of biomethane for injection based in Great Britain. This is subject to the detailed scheme rules.

For more information on how to apply go to https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/domestic-renewable-heat-incentive-domestic-rhi

Whether you’ve already had your RHI quote or are simply looking at the energy efficient options available to you, call Jonathan Elliott for anything from friendly, experienced advice or a full quote on 07970 482241 or 01388 527006. References can happily be supplied from previous Biomass jobs.

For More Information - https://www.gov.uk/domestic-renewable-heat-incentive

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