Renewable Heat Incentives (RHI)

The existing Renewable Heat Incentive is being expanded to cover additional technologies and will offer a domestic scheme for individuals households from Summer 2013.  Domestic customers should read the guide on the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme  for details of the voucher scheme that is currently available.  The RHI pays participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings instead of fossil fuels. The non domestic RHI scheme supports renewable heat installations in business, industry and the public sector as well as heat networks  Renewable Heat Incentive .

On 20th September 2012 the proposals to launch the RHI in summer 2013 were published after the consultation closed on 7th December 2012.  All of the responses received are being considered and how these impact on the original proposals.  Following the legislative amendments, any consumer wanting to replace their current heating system with a ground source heat pump, certain air source heat pumps, biomass boiler and /or a solar thermal system will be able to receive a subsidy to help them cover the copy of the installation providing the installation meets the eligibility criteria. Along with consumers who have installed a renewable technology since 15th July 2009.   They are also proposing that recipients would need to have installed thermal energy efficiency measures (excluding solid wall insulation) identified as “green ticks” through the Green Deal

More information can be found on the Department of Energy and Climate Change website :