The RHI Scheme
In order to meet our carbon emissions target in 2020, the Government introduced The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to help subsidise the uptake of renewable energy in the UK.
Ofgem is responsible for implementing and administering the scheme on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
There are two types of RHI Scheme
The Non-Domestic RHI
This is for installations with more than one dwelling to heat, such as industrial and commercial properties, blocks of flats, housing communities, schools and hospitals, large country estates, etc.
Once on the Non-Domestic RHI, the owner of an eligible biomass system can claim money back for every kWh of heat produced over the next 20 years.
Here at Douch Biomass, we specialise in this type of installation and have extensive experience in district heating and biomass systems from 45kW to 995kW.
The Domestic RHI
For single dwellings only, enabling heat to be claimed for smaller biomass systems under 45kW. The Domestic RHI is on a different tariff rate to the Non-Domestic RHI and pays out over 7 years.
RHI tariffs are subject to quarterly reviews and possible adjustments. This is a mechanism that has been put in place by the DECC and Ofgem to ensure that no one boiler size completely dominates the funding available.
To find out more about the RHI, including current tariff rates, please contact our knowledgeable and friendly team for further advice. Alternatively, visit the Ofgem website at www.ofgem.gov.uk for current tariff rates.