Renewable Heat Incentive for Households

October 15, 2012

Proposals on long term support for householders who install renewable heating kit such as biomass boilers, in their homes across the nation have been published for consultation.  The RHI for householders, to be managed by Ofgem, is aimed at any householder looking to replace their current heating with renewable heating kit or householders who have installed any such technology since 15 July 2009.  It is intended that householders will get paid for the heat expected to be produced by their installed technology.


Key proposals in the consultation include:

  • Indicative tariff ranges for biomass boilers (5.2-8.7p/kWh) that are MCS certified and meet relevant required standards.
  • Payments fro householders over seven years fro each kWh of heat produced for the expected lifetime of the renewable technology and based on deemed heat usage.
  • Tariff levels set to provide a better return for householders living off the gas grid.
  • Budget management system similar to one introduced fro the Feed-in Tariffs scheme.
  • Minimum energy efficiency requirements based on Green Deal assessment.

    The closing date for this consultation is 7th December 2012. Consultation documents can be found here.

    There is already cash available for renewable heat for householders under the Renewable Heat Premium Payments (RHPP) scheme, set to run until March 2013.


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