The Renewable Heat Incentive is a Government scheme that rewards people who use renewable energy to heat their buildings in England, Scotland and Wales.
It does so by paying them for the energy they produce as part of the UK’s effort to reduce carbon emissions from heating and to produce 12 per cent of its heat from renewable sources by 2020.
How much you receive depends on how much personal energy you use and how much heat you produce. From sustainable wood pellet-fuelled heating, you could receive a quarterly payment for all the hot water and heat you generate and use.
RHI is paid per kilowatt hour (kWh) of heat you generate through your biomass boiler. RHI recipients receive quarterly payments. How much RHI payment you receive depends on:
The RHI is open to any individual and any business investing in renewable technology for their heating and hot water requirements. Our expert team can work with you to assess your eligibility, and then apply for RHI accreditation. For those already in receipt of other grants, such as a Bioenergy Capital or National Lottery funded grant, we can also help work out if you would be financially better off receiving the RHI, even if that means paying back some of the grant.
We’ve worked with a number of organisations where this has been the case, and they are all now benefiting from lower heating costs.
Our experienced consultancy team are on hand to help you apply for 20-years of government-backed renewable heat payments. We’ve already helped more than 40 organisations to successfully achieve RHI accreditation. These range from schools, colleges, housing associations, large farms, care homes, local authorities to golf clubs. All are now enjoying lower heating costs as a result of the RHI payments they receive, with the added benefit of cutting their greenhouse gas emissions.
You must make an application for RHI accreditation to receive RHI payments. This is quite complex process and an administrative burden on any commercial organisation. With over two hundred pages of legislation and guidance to wade through you could spend weeks and weeks just reading through the rules and regulations. Our team will help you navigate through the RHI maze and always ensure they achieve the best outcome for your organisation.
In addition to helping you make the RHI application, our consultancy team also helps customers with making notifications about changes to their circumstances such as a change of bank account or personnel to Ofgem. Although this might sound straight forward it is quite a long and detailed administrative process.
We also help customers to provide the quarterly reports required under the scheme’s rules about their renewable heat production.