Now the weather is getting colder our Inbox is filling up with requests for quotations for Renewable Heating Technologies. It is great to see how the RHI (renewable heat incentive) is helping customers make that decision to switch from Gas/Oil to a more sustainable form of heating.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a Government scheme designed to encourage homes and businesses to heat their properties using renewable heat. The RHI has two schemes, Non Domestic and Domestic. They have separate tariffs, joining conditions, rules and application processes. Ofgem administers both schemes in England, Scotland and Wales.
Each application can only be to one of the schemes. To decide which to apply for, see the information below,
Generally, if the renewable heating system is in commercial, public or industrial premises, then you would apply to the Non-Domestic RHI. This can include small and large businesses, hospitals, schools, and organisations with district heating schemes where one heating system serves multiple homes.
If the renewable heating system heats only a single property which is capable of getting a domestic EPC (energy performance certificate), you would have received one of these when you purchased your propery. Then you’d apply for the Domestic RHI. The EPC is the proof we need that your property is assessed as a domestic dwelling. Without one, you can’t join the scheme.
The RHI is very easy to apply for and you will usually get a decision fairly quickly for more information follow this link to ofgem for the latest tarrifs.