REA RHI Roadshow

Renewable Energy AssociationThe Renewable Energy Association (REA) will be running a series of seminars to explain how the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive can help you, whether you are a company planning to supply or install the eligible technologies, a building service engineer, a social landlord, a heating consultant or anyone wandering exactly how the scheme works.

How can the Renewable Heat Incentive benefit my business? (Birmingham)

This seminar takes place in Birmingham on Wednesday 25th June and will be followed by a number of regional events, with dates to be announced.

Everything you need to know about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI):

  • How it works?
  • What systems are eligible?
  • What are the business opportunities and a whole lot more . . .

The introduction of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive on 9th April 2014 for the first time allows householders to be paid for generating heat from renewable sources. As a result we expect a significant upturn in the demand for renewable heat systems leading to a rapid expansion of the supply chain.

The first REA event will take place in Birmingham where you will learn key aspects of the policy including an overview of the technologies covered and how the policy will support their growth.

Speakers include those implementing the scheme from DECC, Ofgem, MCS and RECC as well as industry experts who will be highlighting the opportunities and sharing their insights into what the policy means for the sector.

This event is a must for anybody active in the renewable heat sector, equipment suppliers and their supply chain, heat appliance installers, building energy consultants, social landlords and anyone else who is thinking about the new opportunities the scheme provides.

Programme

09.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.10 Introduction Mike Landy, REA
10.10 – 10.30 Overview of and background to the Domestic RHI Lucy Longstaff, DECC
10.30 – 10.55 The RHI application procedure. Ofgem’s role and guidance Keith Horgan, Ofgem
10.55 – 11.10 Changes to MCS to accommodate the Domestic RHI (standards, compliance certificates, competency requirements, size limits, etc.) Gideon Richard, MCS
11.10 – 11.20 Open discussion / questions
11.20 – 11.40 Break
11.40 – 12.05 Opportunities for biomass and heat pumps in the Domestic RHI David Rae, Innasol
12.05 – 12.25 Opportunities for solar thermal in the Domestic RHI Stuart Elmes, Viridian
12.25 – 12.45 Ensuring protection for the Domestic RHI consumer Virginia Graham, RECC
12.45 – 13.00 Open discussion / questions
13.00 – 13.30 Lunch

Costings are as follows:

REA Members £150 + VAT
RECC Members £170 + VAT
REA Non Members £200 + VAT

You can book online now or download a booking form on the REA website.

REA was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit trade association, representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the UK. REA helps our members build commercially and environmentally sustainable businesses whilst increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the UK’s electricity, heat, transport and green gas needs. Find out more by visiting the REA website.

February 2014 Product Approvals

The following products have gained HETAS approval in February 2014. Simply click on the manufacturer to visit their website or click on the product to view more details. To find more HETAS Approved Appliances visit the ‘Find Appliance‘ page. Keep up to date with the latest HETAS product approvals in the News section of the HETAS website.

HETAS Approved Appliances

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Morso JernstøberiS50-40 Convector, S80-90 Insert, S81-90 Insert, 7940 Plain Base 275mm, 7943 Open Base 400mm, 7943 Plain Base 400mm, 7948 Pedestal 7970 Wall Mounted, 7990 Plain Base 600mm, 7990 Open Base 600mm

HETAS MCS Approved Products

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Centrometal d.o.o. distributed by Forest Heat Energy Ltd – PelTec 12, PelTec 18, PelTec 24, PelTec 36, PelTec 45, PelTec Lambda 12, PelTec Lambda 18, PelTec Lambda 24, PelTec Lambda 36, PelTec Lambda 45

SOLARvent Biomasse-Heizsysteme GmbH distributed by Optimum Heat (Southern) Ltd – SOLARvent IQ 120, SOLARvent IQ 150, SOLARvent IQ 200, SOLARvent IQ 270

MCZ Group S.p.A – MCZ Vivo 80 Pellet Hydro

DEFRA EXEMPTION – UPDATE

DEFRAideacdropped-01 The following appliances have since passed DEFRA requirements for operation in Smoke Control Areas when operated in accordance with the specified conditions of the exemption and burning only the specified fuels in accordance with the manufacturers operating instructions.

Charnwood C5 – Charnwood C6 – Charnwood C7 – Charnwood C8 – Charnwood Country 4 Mk II – Charnwood Tor Pico

March 2014 approvals will be listed on the HETAS website on Tuesday 1st April 2014.

 

January 2014 Product Approvals

The following products have gained HETAS approval in January 2014. Simply click on the manufacturer to visit their website or click on the product to view more details. To find more HETAS Approved Appliances visit the ‘Find Appliance‘ page. Keep up to date with the latest HETAS product approvals in the News section of the HETAS website.

HETAS Approved Appliances

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Bronpi Calefaccion – Bristol C, Bristol V

Charlton & JenrickFireline Purevision 5, Fireline Purevision 5 Wide, Fireline Purevision 8.5, Fireline Purevision 5 Inset, Fireline Purevision 5 Wide Inset, Fireline Purevision 8.5 Inset

Chesney’s Ltd – Salisbury Double 10, Salisbury 12 Series

Stovax LtdStockton 8 HO Boiler Stove, Stockton 11 HO Boiler Stove, Stockton 14 HO Boiler Stove, View 8 HO Bolier Stove, Stockton 7 Inset HO Boiler Stove, View 7 Inset HO Boiler Stove, Dovre Astroline 2, Dovre Astroline 2 with pedestal, Dovre Astroline 2 with wood store, Yeoman CL7 Inset HO Boiler Stove (Wood), Yeoman CL7 Inset HO Boiler Stove (MF), Yeoman Devon 50 HO Boiler Stove, Yeoman Country 60 HO Boiler Stove, Yeoman Country 80 HO Boiler Stove, Yeoman CL8 HO Boiler Stove, Gazco Kensal 40 HO Boiler Stove, Gazco Kensal 60 HO Boiler Stove

Strebel Ltd – Biotec 25, Biotec 40

HETAS MCS Approved Products

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Gren SP.J – distributed by Logical Energy Ltd – EGP 10kW, EGP 15kW, EGP 25kW, EGP 40kW

Calux SRL – distrubted by Warrior Stoves Ltd – Forma (Classic) Idro 12 kW, Forma (Classic) Idro 15kW, Forma (Classic) Idro 20kW, Hydra Steel 27, Hydra Steel 34, Hydra Plus 27, Hydra Plus 34, Xila Idro 12 kW, Xila Idro 20kW, Sintesi (EVO) 15, Sintesi (EVO) 20

HETAS Approved Solid Mineral Fuel

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HouseFuelHousefuel

Other Approvals & Listings

Link Up Systems for heating and hot water

Zonealone Limited – Heat Genie

Approvals for February 2014 will be available on the HETAS website on Monday 3rd March 2014.

 

 

 

 

Condensing Biomass Boilers qualify for domestic RHI

mcs_logoThe Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has announced that condensing biomass boilers will be eligible for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which is due to launch in spring 2014.

The final domestic RHI policy was published in July 2013 and biomass boilers were initially excluded from the policy. This decision was subject to the result of tests being undertaken on behalf of the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to assess the potential impact on water quality of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs*) being emitted in the condensate of this type of boiler. Defra has now confirmed that while a small amount of PAHs are released in the condensate from condensing biomass  boilers the levels should not pose a significant threat to the aquatic environment once they have been through waste water treatment.

As a result the Government are content to extend the domestic RHI eligibility to condensing biomass boilers, provided they meet the other criteria of the scheme. This will apply to eligible condensing biomass boilers installed between 15th July 2009 and the launch of the scheme in spring 2014 and those installed after the launch of the scheme. HETAS has been instrumental in providing support to both DECC, Defra and appliance manufacturers during the research period. HETAS provide Microgeneration Certification product approval for biomass appliances. To find out more about the policy changes or to enquire about product approval with HETAS, please contact Brian Bailey on mcsproduct@hetas.co.uk, or call 01242 682042.MCSProduct PD

You can find MCS biomass products approved by HETAS using the search facility at https://www.hetas.co.uk/find-appliance

To read the full article please visit the DECC website by clicking here.

*PAHs are products of incomplete fuel burning and are categorised as priority hazardous substances under the EU Water Framework Directive.

 

 

MCS – have your say

mcs_logoThe Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is consulting on updates to many of the MCS standards and documents. Outlined below are some of the  documents being consulted on. There is a response form for each document that must be used if you want to provide any comments. These comments must be submitted to MCSconsultations@gemserv.com with the name of the document in the subject of the email.

For installers of biomass appliances the key consultation documents include:

  • MIS3004 – Biomass Standard
  • MCS008 – Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Biomass
  • MCS Domestic RHI Metering Guidance
  • MCS Scope – Consultation on 45kW Scope – Biomass

Solar thermal consultations include:

  • MIS3001 – Solar Heating Standard
  • MCS Scope – Consultation on 45kW Scope – Solar Thermal

A full list of consultations currently available can be found on the Microgeneration Certification website. All comments must be submitted by 31st October 2013 and must be submitted using the response forms available on the MCS website.

HETAS offer MCS installer registration for both biomass and solar thermal technologies along with MCS product approval for biomass appliances. To find out more about installer registration speak to Jo Courtney-Wiggins on 01242 681907 or email mcsinstaller@hetas.co.uk.

Manufacturers interested in product approval should contact Brian Bailey on 01242 682042 or email mcsproduct@hetas.co.uk.

MCS Legacy Applications

Installers and consumers are being reminded to register renewable heating systems that have been installed on or after 15th July 2009 on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) database immediately in order to avoid missing out on Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. The scheme is for householders looking to replace their current heating system with a supported renewable heat technology and householders who have installed a renewable heat technology since 15 July 2009.

 Legacy systems must be registered with MCS by 4pm on Tuesday 22nd October in order to qualify for RHI payments. The Department of Energy and Climate Change plan to open the domestic scheme in spring 2014 with homes generating renewable energy will receive 12.2p/kWh for biomass boilers and at least 19.2p/kWh for solar thermal.

 HETAS offer MCS installer registration for both biomass and solar thermal technologies along with MCS product approval for biomass appliances. To find out more about installer registration speak to Jo Courtney-Wiggins on 01242 681907 or email mcsinstaller@hetas.co.uk.

Manufacturers interested in product approval should contact Brian Bailey on 01242 682042 or email mcsproduct@hetas.co.uk.

September Product Approvals

The following products have gained HETAS approval in September 2013. Simply click on the manufacturer to visit their website or click on the product to view more details. To find more HETAS Approved Appliances visit the ‘Find Appliance‘ page. Keep up to date with the latest HETAS product approvals in the News section of the HETAS website.

 HETAS Approved Appliances

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Hothouse Inspired ProductsHothouse HH4SE, Hothouse HH6SE, Hothouse HH8SE, Breeze HHB4SE, Breeze HHB6SE, Breeze HHB8SE, Hothouse Insert Stove

HETAS MCS Approved Products

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Strebel LtdStrebel Turbotec 20, Strebel Turbotec 25, Strebel Turbotec 30, Strebel Turbotec 40

Also added to the HETAS Guide:

Grenadier Firelighters Ltd – Grenadier Electric Fireligher

Approvals for October will be available on the HETAS website on Monday 4th November 2013.

August Product Approvals

The following products have gained HETAS approval in August 2013. Simply click on the manufacturer to visit their website or click on the product to view more details. To find more HETAS Approved Appliances visit the ‘Find Appliance‘ page. Keep up to date with the latest HETAS product approvals in the News section of the HETAS website.

 HETAS MCS Approved Products

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HDG Bavaria GmbHdistributed by Euroheat Distributors (HBS) Ltd – HDG Compact C45 pellet, HDG Compact C45 wood chip, HDG Euro 45

HETAS Listings

FireHawk – CO5B 5 year life battery powered CO alarm

Approvals for September will be available on the HETAS website on Tuesday 1st October 2013

July Product Approvals

The following products have gained HETAS approval in July 2013. Simply click on the manufacturer to visit their website or click on the product to view more details. To find more HETAS Approved Appliances visit the ‘Find Appliance‘ page. Keep up to date with the latest HETAS product approvals in the News section of the HETAS website.

HETAS Approved Appliances

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Chesney’s – 5 Series Beaumont, 5 Series Salisbury, 5 Series Shoreditch

Heat DesignFirewarm 4SE, Firewarm 6SE, Firewarm 8SE, San Remo 4SE, San Remo 6SE, San Remo 8SE, San Remo 8B, San Remo 12B, San Remo 20B

HETAS MCS Approved Products

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Extraflame SpA – Extraflame Lilana Idro, Extraflame Diadema Idro, Extraflame Diadema ACS Idro

Gilles Energie – und Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co KG – Gilles HPK-RA30 wood chips, Gilles HPK-RA35 wood chips, Gilles HPK-RA40 wood chips,  Gilles HPK-RA45 wood chips, Gilles HPK-RA 12.5 pellets, Gilles HPK-RA 14.5 pellets, Gilles HPK-RA 15 pellets, Gilles HPK-RA 19.5 pellets, Gilles HPK-RA 20 pellets, Gilles HPK-RA 25 pellets, Gilles HPK-RA 30 pellets, Gilles HPK-RA35 pellets, Gilles HPK-RA 40 pellets, Gilles HPK-RA 45 pellets.

OPOP spol. s.r.oDistributed by Robus Energy Ltd – Robus Black Star 10, Robus Black Star 10 Comfort, Robus Black Star 14, Robus Black Star 14 Comfort, Robus Black Star 24, Robus Black Star 24 Comfort, Robus Black Star 45, Robus Black Star 45 Comfort.

Approvals for August will be available on the HETAS website on Monday 2nd September 2013.

RHI Announcement

HETAS welcomes domestic RHI tariff announcement

mcsHETAS 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: 01242 681907 Email: mcsinstaller@hetas.co.uk

Product Enquiries

Phone: 01242 682042 Email: mcsproduct@hetas.co.uk