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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive will be introduced in 2014!


Introduced on the 12th July 2013, Government made the long awaited announcement that the RHI will be introduced into the Domestic sector in April 2014.

The RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) is the world’s first long-term financial support scheme for renewable heat. Launched in November 2011 for non-domestic sector, providing payments for renewable heating equipment to businesses and public sector organisations. As of April 2014, the RHI will also provide financial support to the domestic sector for renewable heat and the scheme has been extended to include more technologies, including Air to water Heat pumps.

The support for Air Source Heat Pumps will be paid at a set rate per unit of renewable heat produced (kilowatt hour or kWh), for seven years, to the owner of the heating system, the tariff has been set at 7.3p/kWh. Also applicants installing heat pumps will receive an extra £230 if they install heat metering and monitoring service packages.

The RHI is one of the Government’s efforts to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. To apply for the RHI scheme, applicants must complete a Green Deal Assessment to ensure they are meeting minimum energy efficient requirements.

For more information, please visit the below links.

Statement by Greg Barker on the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

Renewable Heat Incentive: proposals for a domestic scheme