Is domestic RHI still available?

Is domestic RHI still available?

The Domestic RHI will be replaced with the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme from April 2022.

What is domestic renewable heat incentive?

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet its renewable energy targets.

Who is eligible for domestic RHI?

To be eligible for the RHI it has to have been installed within the last 12 months. That means no more than 12 months between the date of installation on that certificate, and the date on your application. The heat pump itself cannot be an air-to-air heat pump, these are not supported.

How does the domestic RHI work?

The domestic RHI works as a financial support program for households with renewable energy heating systems. With the help of the RHI, households can save a significant amount of money in the long run, if they have eligible heating systems like heat pumps installed in their home.

Is the RHI ending?

The Domestic RHI is due to close to new applicants on 31 March 2022. Once commissioned, payments will be made for 7 years.

What is replacing the non-domestic RHI?

The non-domestic RHI will be directly replaced by the Green Gas Support Scheme, which will increase the proportion of green gas in the grid through support for biomethane injection.

What is the current RHI rate?

RHI rates published by Ofgem – rates change with inflation each year in April. RHI rate for ground source heat pumps is 2.89p for use over 15% of the full rated annual capacity. RHI rate for GSHPs above 100kW is reduced to 8.72p from April 2020, to 6.98p from July 2020 and to 5.58p from October 2020.

What are RHI payments based on?

Payments are made for 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system. The money is paid through the Domestic RHI scheme.

Do hybrid heat pumps qualify for RHI?

Hybrid Air Source Heat Pumps, using another fuel as well as the renewable source, require metering in order to receive Domestic RHI payments.

Do you need an EPC for RHI?

To join the Domestic RHI, the property your renewable heating system is in must be capable of getting a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC is the proof we need that your property is assessed as a domestic ‘dwelling’. Without one, you won’t be able to apply and can’t join the scheme.

How do I claim domestic RHI?

You can claim both the Domestic RHI and the GHG for renewable heat installations. You must claim the GHG first and then notify us the amount of the voucher that you have used when you apply for accreditation to the Domestic RHI. The GHG amount will then be deducted as appropriate from your Domestic RHI payments.

Will the RHI be extended?

At IMS Heat Pumps, we were pleased to see the Government extend its commitment to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for another year with the Domestic-RHI extended until March 2022.