Renewable heat premium payment deadline approaching
Posted by Tasha Kosviner on 17 January 2014 at 10:34 am
If you’re considering installing a renewable heating system in your home and would like to take advantage of a one-off grant to help with the cost, then now’s the time to act.
The deadline for applying for a renewable heat premium payment (RHPP) is fast approaching with all applications due in by 31 March 2014. This does not mean you need to have your system installed by then, but you must have chosen an installer and be able to give details of the technology you plan to install and the expected installation date.
The RHPP is a one off payment designed to encourage the uptake of renewable heat installations. The government is offering £1300 towards the cost of an air source heat pump, £2000 towards a biomass boiler, £2300 towards the cost of a ground, or water source heat pump and £600 towards a solar thermal (hot water) installation.
The 31 March 2014 deadline is the date by which all paperwork has to be submitted to the Energy Saving Trust. The trust says there will be no extensions nor exceptions to this deadline.
You can apply for your renewable heat premium payment online on the Energy Saving Trust website.
The RHPP will come in the form of a voucher and is available to all homes which are off the gas grid, whether they are currently heated by oil, liquid gas, solid fuel or electricity. To be allowed to submit your voucher for payment, loft and cavity wall insulation must be in place where appropriate, and you must have had a green deal assessment.
The RHPP runs alongside the renewable heat incentive (RHI), the domestic part of which is due to come into force in spring 2014. The domestic RHI offers regular payments for eligible renewable heat installations for a period of seven years. The amount you get depends on the outcome of your green deal assessment. The RHPP is intended as a one off payment to help with the cost of installation and the value of your RHPP will eventually be deducted from the total income you get from RHI.
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