RHI Announcement

HETAS welcomes domestic RHI tariff announcement

mcs certfication markHETAS has welcomed the latest announcements by the government on the long awaited Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Chief executive Bruce Allen said ‘we’re delighted to see that the tariffs for biomass, solar and heat pumps have been announced, which means that people can now get a clearer picture of what financial incentives will be available. We’re also pleased that spring 2014 is the target date for implementing the RHI, but we would really like to see a firm date set for when the scheme will start.’

Under the RHI, householders could receive hundreds of pounds a year for using biomass boilers, solar thermal panels or heat pumps. The tariff levels for biomass boilers have been set at 12.2p/kWh, and households will be paid on a quarterly basis for seven years based on the estimated heat demand of the property. A Green Deal assessment is required, and installers must be MCS certified or equivalent.

As the dedicated competent persons scheme for the solid fuel and biomass industry, HETAS is working with OFGEM as part of the RHI industry advisory group in order to provide support for an effective scheme. HETAS already offers MCS installer training for biomass and registration for biomass and solar thermal installers and also runs an MCS scheme for biomass product approval. The HETAS biomass training course is mapped against national occupational standards and is designed to meet the future requirements of competent persons, MCS, Green Deal and RHI.

Our dedicated MCS team is available to discuss the latest RHI announcement and the impact this could have on your business. Please use the following contacts:

Installer Enquiries

Phone: 01684 278170 Email: mcsinstaller@hetas.co.uk

Product Enquiries

Phone: 01684 278170 Email: mcsproduct@hetas.co.uk

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