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Renewable Heat Incentive - Domestic

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme provding a financial incentive to householders who install an eligible renewable heat source. The scheme is open for applications and eligible recipients receive payments in arrears over 7 years at a set rate per unit of renewable heat generated (kilowatt hour or kWh). 

Please note: Actual RHI payments are based on the ‘deemed’ energy demand of your building as stated in the EPC part of your Green Deal Assessment. You will not receive payments for kilowatt hours generated over and above this figure.

Eligible groups able to apply for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, providing the installation meets the eligibility criteria, include:

  • Owner-occupiers
  • Private Landlords
  • Registered Providers of Social Housing
  • Self-builders
  • Third party owners of a heating system

UPDATE 20 September 2017:

Heat Demand Limits have now been set with immediate effect. These are reflected in the table below and mean that these are the maximum kWh amounts used for calculating RHI payments even if the EPC figure exceeds these.

Payments for heat pumps will continue to be made only on the renewable proportion of the heat demand.

All groups will receive the same tariff rates which are as follows:
*Tariff rates updated: 20th September 2017. 

Technology
RHI Heat Demand Limit    RHI Tariff p/kWh (Renewable Heat)
Air Source Heat Pump 20,000 kWh 10.18
Ground Source Heat Pump   30,000 kWh 19.86
Biomass 25,000 kWh   6.54
Solar Heating N/A 20.06

 

 

Click here for Ecoliving's list of FAQs on the domestic RHI policy

Click here for How to Apply for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).