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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, communities and businesses through the provision of financial incentives. The UK Government expects the RHI to make a significant contribution towards their 2020 ambition of having 12 per cent of heating coming from renewable sources. The Renewable Heat Incentive is the first of its kind in the world.
There are two phases to the introduction of the RHI:
Phase 1 of the RHI provides financial incentives to eligible, non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers of biomethane, for the life of the installations or up to a maximum of 20 years.
Non-domestic sectors include industrial, commercial, public and non-for-profit sectors. A non-domestic installation might be a large-scale industrial heating systems or a smaller community heating project.
Ofgem is responsible for administering the scheme.
The details of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) were announced by the UK Government on 12 July 2013. The main details of the scheme which were announced, and which are subject to final clarification and parliamentary approval, are listed below:
The main details of the scheme are listed below:
|Air source heat pump||Biomass||Ground source heat pump||Solar thermal|
|Tariff (p/kWh renewable heat)||7.3||12.2||18.8||19.2|
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all the criteria of the scheme and the details of the scheme are subject to further clarification and parliamentary approval therefore please keep this in mind when making a decision about installing a renewables system. You can find further details about the scheme and link to all the related policy documents on the UK Government website.
Last updated October 2013