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If you're thinking about installing a system to generate your own heat, make sure your home is as well insulated as it can be so your heat-producing system can be most efficient.
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The better insulated your home is, the less money you'll spend heating it. Find out more about different types of insulation, including draught-proofing, double glazing, and insulation for lofts and walls.
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The Renewable Heat Premium Payment is a one-off grant designed to help towards meeting the costs of installing renewable technologies in your home. The scheme closed on 31st March. Please note that grant claims under this scheme cannot be honoured after this date.
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (dRHI) launches in Spring 2014 and will be administered by Ofgem. If you are considering applying, you will need to check what the eligibility requirements are as some of these will be different to those under RHPP.
The RHPP grant was available in England, Scotland and Wales to individuals who had installed a renewable heat technology in their property after 12 July 2012, and who had not already received funding through RHPP Phase 1, the Social Landlord scheme or the Communities scheme.
Different voucher values were available to apply for depending on the technology:
|Air-to-Water Heat Pump||£1,300|
|Ground or Water-source Heat Pump||£2,300|
|Solar Thermal Hot Water||£600|
If you had recently removed a mains gas heating system or heated your home with mains gas, you would only have been eligible to apply for solar thermal. If you relied on oil, liquid gas, solid fuel or electricity then you could also apply for air-to-water heat pumps, ground-source or water-source heat pumps and biomass boilers.
As the applicant it is your responsibility to ensure that all information supplied at application and claim stage is accurate and complete. Any information that you provided to the Energy Saving Trust that is subsequently found to be untrue, inaccurate or incomplete may affect your ability to claim your rebate. Accordingly, applications should not be submitted by your installer.
If you have any further questions, please email these to RHPremium@est.org.uk
As part of the RHPP scheme, all applicants were asked to submit information about how the technology installed is performing in its environment via online surveys. This was to support the monitoring programme and allow the government to learn as much as possible about renewable technologies. In addition, metering equipment was fitted to some heat pump installations. The metering equipment continues to provide live data to the Department of Energy and Climate Change to enable them to evaluate the performance of heat pumps. This is ground-breaking research. The results will be used to inform heat pump technology developments and future government policy. The Energy Saving Trust has commissioned the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to coordinate the monitoring programme.
Please ensure you include all the required documentation:
Upon receipt of your claim, an automated email will be sent to the address with which your application was registered. If you have not received this email by 2 April 2014 please contact the team on 0808 108 9414. We aim to process your voucher within 25 working days, however incomplete claims may take slightly longer. Once your claim has been processed you will receive an email confirming the funds are about to be transferred to your nominated bank account within ten working days.
Monthly statistics on all RHPP schemes are published here.The data includes the number of vouchers issued and redeemed for the scheme so far. This is broken into technology type and region. It also includes a table of the total installed capacity by a technology type.
The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) Community Scheme supported communities to deliver clusters of domestic renewable heating systems during 2012 and 2013.
For the latest information on the Social Landlords competition, see Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) Social Landlords Competition – Phase Two Extensions 2013/14.
Download an Interim Evaluation of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme, Phase 1.