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Renewable Heat Incentive for non-domestic generators is open for applications

Posted by Gilly Jones on 28 November 2011 at 5:51 pm

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Phase 1 for non-domestic generator is opened for applications.

Heat is the biggest use of energy in the UK. Just under half of the UK's CO2 emissions are used on heating space and water. Heat in the UK is currently supplied predominantly by fossil fuels - with less than 1% from renewable sources. The new renewable heat incentive (RHI) aims to change that.

Its ambitious goal is that 12% of heat is generated renewably by 2020. A total budget of £860m is the renewable heat incentive, over the period 2011 - 2014. Phase 1 will focus on non-domestic heat. The scheme starts on 28 November 2011, following a delay due to European Union concerns that the biomass tariff being too high. Applicants will receive payments on a quarterly basis for heat generated over 20 years.

The domestic renewable heat scheme will be introduced in October 2012, to coincide with the Green Deal. Everyone who has installed an eligible heat system since 15 July 2009 will be entitled to claim. However, it still has not been decided which systems will be eligible, at what rates the tariff will be paid, or for how long.

For details on how to apply for Phase 1 of the renewable heat incentive and find out more about the scheme please see the OFGEM website.

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