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The Renewable Heat Incentive

The government of the UK will help you make the switch to a green heat source

The Renewable heat Incentive (RHI) provides a regular payment to householders or businesses investing in renewable heating sources to replace older and often more polluting systems; for example, when air-source or ground-source heat pumps and biomass boilers replace traditional gas or oil burners. For seven years following registration, people receive a quarterly payment directly into their chosen bank account for the renewable heat they generate and use. The aim is to provide a staggered source of funds to offset the upfront costs of system installation.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was a world-first, aimed at helping householders and landlords revolutionise homes and heating with low-carbon solutions – but its time is running out.

Until March 2022, those already signed up to the RHI will continue to receive their payments until the end of their seven years. For others interested in installing renewable heating sources after that date there is a replacement incentive lined up where you can get a grant of £5,000 from the government.

RHI Applications require the following supporting documentation:

  • An Energy Performance Certificate – EPC

  • MCS commissioning document provided by your installer

  • A minimum level of insulation in the loft and within any wall cavities

Further information on RHI tariffs and payment can be found on the OFGEM website.

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