More about the RHI scheme

What is the purpose of the RHI scheme?

By providing a long-term financial incentive, the objective of the Renewable Heat Incentive is to significantly increase the proportion of heat generated from renewable sources. By driving change in a heat sector currently dominated by fossil fuel technologies, the RHI can help the UK meet EU targets to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security. In addition the RHI has the wider potential of developing ‘green jobs’.

Who is the scheme for?

Currently, the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is open to the non-domestic sector including industrial, commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations with eligible installations, and to producers of biomethane. In the context of the scheme, a non-domestic biomass installation is a renewable heat unit that supplies large-scale industrial heating to small community heating projects.

This includes for example small businesses, hospitals and schools as well as district heating schemes such as where one boiler serves multiple homes. All applications are subject to the detailed scheme rules.

To qualify for the RHI scheme requires an Independent Metering Report which Vent-Tech can provide.

For further details about the RHI scheme, please see the Ofgem website here