The long awaited Renewable Heat Incentive scheme opens for applications
28 November 2011
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that the Renewable Heat Incentive project will start accepting applications from Monday November 28.
The RHI scheme is now open for applications from non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers of biomethane. It will provide a continuous income stream for 20 years to parties instaling an eligible renewable heating system, ensuring that renewable heat is commercially attractive when compared to fossil fuel alternatives. It will help considerably increase the level of renewable heat produced in the UK which is key to the UK reaching it renewable energy targets, reducing carbon emissions and ensuring energy security.
Those interested in applying for support under the scheme will need to contact Ofgem, who are responsible for administering the quarterly payments for heat generated over a 20-year period. More information about how to apply, as well as detailed Guidance documents to support users through this process, is available at www.ofgem.gov.uk/rhi and on the DECC website.