Renewable Heat Incentive | RHI Update January 2017
RHI Update: In March 2016, the Government published a consultation on changes to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its response on the 14th December.
BEIS has announced a tariff increase for three of the eligible renewable heating technology types for the scheme, these being for new air source heat pump (ASHP), ground source heat pump (GSHP) and biomass systems. Applicants to the scheme on or after 14th December 2016 will be eligible for the current tariff rate at the time of applying. They will then be eligible for the increased tariff from the date the amended Domestic RHI Scheme Regulations come into force, this is likely in spring 2017.
Biomass – Current: 4.21p Uplifted: 6.44p
Air Source – Current: 7.51p Uplifted: 10.02p
Ground Source – Current: 19.33p Uplifted: 19.55p
Heat Demand Limits
Additionally, the tariff announcement, BEIS is introducing heat demand limits to the Domestic RHI scheme. In essence this means there will be a limit to the financial support that scheme participants can receive for their heat use annually. Biomass, ASHP and GSHP will have limits applied. Annual heat demand limits are as follows:
There will be no heat demand limit for solar thermal.
For the full consultation response visit the GOV.UK website.
Our dedicated MCS team is on hand to discuss MCS registration with HETAS, contact 01684 278170, option 2 or email email@example.com or for more information on the current RHI and any changes please visit https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/domestic-rhi.