Financial support for homeowners to heat homes with low carbon technologies.
What is the Domestic RHI?
The Renewable Heat Incentive, or RHI, was the government scheme to encourage the shift to low carbon and renewable heat technologies. This financial support was closed to new applicants in March 2022.
If your home has an eligible heating system that has been approved for RHI, the scheme will continue to pay until the end of the contracted period. This is dependent on ongoing compliance with the scheme rules.
How much are the payments?
Homeowners are paid per kWh of renewable heat generated, for seven years. The amount of heat generated from your installation will be ‘deemed’. This is an estimate of the property’s expected annual heat usage (to avoid the cost of metering). You multiply the deemed heat load of renewable heat by the tariff rate to calculate the annual payments. Your tariff was set at the time the application to the scheme was made.
Once your RHI application was accepted, you are guaranteed that rate, plus inflation, for the next 7 years.
For biomass the estimated heat use of a property will be taken from the energy performance certificate (EPC).
When are payments made?
Payments will be quarterly, in arrears, by Ofgem. Payments will change annually in line with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). While paid over a seven year period, the rates have been calculated over the expected 20 year life of the systems.
Is the RHI index-linked?
Yes, tariffs will change annually in line with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). Changes will come into effect on 1 April each year. Prior to 1st April 2016 the tariffs changed according to the Retail Prices Index (RPI).
RHI Scheme requirements.
Full details of requirements can be found on Ofgem’s website. Ofgem is the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets which is the non-ministerial government department and independent National Regulatory Authority that administer the UK RHI scheme.
We are approved installers under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme and have been trained to install biomass boilers to the highest standards.
All our installations are covered by our five year insurance backed workmanship guarantee.
Pellets 2 Heat are full members of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, and guarantee to
- Explain our quotes and terms in plain english
- Allow you 14 days cooling off period after any contract is agreed
- Act with honesty and integrity at all times
- Ensure our workforce are courteous and respect your home or business premises
If you have any questions regarding our certifications please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Part of our service to you is to ensure you can take full advantage of any financial assistance available by providing you with an eligible biomass heating system.
Request a quote
Take advantage of the government’s financial support schemes and contact us on 0330 22 33 868 to request a free no obligation quote for a biomass boiler for your home.