Financial support for businesses installing renewable heating systems.
What is the commercial RHI?
The commercial RHI, called the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), is a Government environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat. For the non-domestic sector, it provides a subsidy, payable for 20 years, to eligible, non-domestic renewable heat generators (subject to the detailed scheme rules).
Who runs the scheme?
Ofgem is responsible for implementing and administering the scheme on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Who is the scheme for?
The Non-Domestic RHI is open to the non-domestic sector including industrial, commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations with eligible installations. In the context of the scheme, a non-domestic installation is a renewable heating installation that supplies large-scale industrial heating and small community heating projects.
This includes for example, small businesses, hotels, hospitals and schools as well as district heating schemes such as where one installation serves multiple homes. All applications are subject to the detailed scheme rules.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us.
RHI Scheme Requirements
To apply for the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive you need to complete an application form on the Non-Domestic RHI Register which has to be supported with documents and evidence. It is advisable to visit the Ofgem website to download the guides and read the information pages prior to applying.
Once in receipt of your Non-Domestic RHI accreditation there are ongoing responsibilities including:
- taking meter readings and submitting heat data
- keeping a record of the regular maintenance schedule of all equipment
- logging the quantity of fuel used
- keeping service and fuel receipts
- reporting any significant changes to your installation or heat use
- submitting an annual declaration confirming compliance with your obligations.
- you need to be the owner of the installation
- use boilers of an eligible type and size
- use MCS certified installers
- provide space heating or water heating or carry out a process
- install the correct types of meters.
The installation must also not solely provide heating to single domestic premises.
Call free on 0330 22 33 868 or send your requests by email.