Renewable Heat Incentive
The non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was first implemented in 2011 to reward businesses who generate heat using eligible renewable technologies.
The following renewable heat technologies receive support under the RHI:
- Biogas Combustion
- Solid Biomass (including CHP)
- Ground/Water Source Heat Pumps
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- Deep Geothermal
- Biomethane Injection
- Solar Thermal
Preliminary accreditation (preliminary registration for biomethane plants) is available to help developers plan their projects.
As of October 2015, RHI claimants using biomass feedstocks in their installation need to demonstrate compliance with Sustainability Criteria. Further details can be found here.
Below are some of the services Greenspan offer to assist RHI claimants:
- Guidance on legislation
- Support on meeting requirements and claiming under the RHI
- Greenhouse gas emissions calculations for current and future biogas feedstocks
- Management of applications to Ofgem for the RHI
- Periodic data submission to Ofgem for operational RHI installations
- Heat Loss Assessments
from the 20th September 2017
|Biogas||Less than 200kWth||2.97|
|200kWth - 600kWth||2.33|
|Biomass||Less than 200kWth||1||3.05|
|200kWth - 1MWth||1||3.05|
|All solar collectors ||Less than 200kWth||10.75|
|Solid biomass CHP systems ||All capacities||4.42|
|Air source heat pumps||All capacities||2.69|
|Water / Ground source heat pumps||All capacities||1||9.36|
|Deep geothermal||All capacities||5.38|
|Biomethane injection||First 40,000 MWh eligible biomethane||1||3.30|
|Next 40,000 MWh eligible biomethane||2||1.95|
|Remaining MWh eligible biomethane||3||1.49|
As of Winter 2017/2018, new RHI regulations which were anticipated throughout 2017 are still to come into force. These are expected to introduce wide ranging changes and the RHI is in a transitionary period. Please contact us directly for the latest on the RHI scheme.