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Domestic RHI

What is the domestic RHI?

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is part of a government funded programme which pays people to run renewable energy heating systems. 

Who is it for?

Anyone who lives in a single domestic property (which has 1 council tax bill).

How does it work?

To apply for the domestic RHI, you need to have an Energy Performance Certificate for your property that is less than 24 months old. This will give you an annual heat demand figure from which your payments are calculated.
For the quarter from 1st July 2016, the payments are 4.68p per kW, which are index linked and guaranteed for 7 years from accreditation onto the scheme.
Please be aware that tariffs are potentially subject to quarterly degression of up to 25% (the quarters are April 1st, July 1st, October 1st and January 1st).

Are there any pre-requisites?

As mentioned above, you must have a recent EPC for your property.  If your EPC recommends cavity wall insulation this must be installed and a new EPC obtained prior to application for the Domestic RHI.

The domestic RHI is only available on boilers up to 45kw, certified under the MCS scheme and listed on their eligible technologies list. It must also be installed by an MCS accredited installer. 

Where can I get more information? 

Ofgem’s domestic RHI information pages should answer any further questions you may have.

Alternatively, please contact us if you would like to discuss a biomass system for the domestic RHI.   

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