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The Renewable Heat Incentive is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat, such as biomass. Switching to heating systems that use naturally replenished energy can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions.

The Renewable Heat Incentive has two schemes, domestic and non-domestic. They have separate tariffs, joining conditions, rules and application processes. Ofgem administer both schemes.

Domestic

This must be a single property capable of getting a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The product and installer must be MCS registered, which we are. In short the tariff for biomass is 5.14 pence per kWh, paid quarterly for 7 years. There can be no argument whatsoever that the ‘figures stack up’, but there are also lots of potential stumbling blocks along the way if your project falls into the wrong hands such as poor design, mis-selling and a lack of knowledge of the application process and criteria.

Do your own research at the government website - http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/domestic-renewable-heat-incentive and then allow a reputable MCS registered company to discuss your requirements when you have some background knowledge.

Non Domestic

Generally, if the premise is commercial, public or industrial, then you would apply to the non-domestic RHI scheme. However there are exceptions, two or more domestic properties on separate council tax bills would be classed as non-domestic as would a single domestic home if heated with the same system as that of a business. The non-domestic RHI allows multiple buildings and/or business to be heated by the same system i.e. district heating.

Again in short, the current tariff is 3.7 pence per kWh generated, paid for 20 years index linked. All payments are derived from heat metering, and the application process is technical based and thorough knowledge is required. Surprisingly therefore, that installers of non-domestic systems above 45kW DO NOT need to be MCS registered installers!! In our opinion due to the above anyone considering a larger scale biomass system should be engaging with a company, such as ourselves who have demonstrated the competencies requires to design, install and maintain a complex system.

Do your own research at the government website http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/non-domestic-renewable-heat-incentive and then allow a reputable MCS registered company to discuss your requirements when you have some background knowledge.

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