What is the Renewable Heat Incentive?

RHI Approved Boiler

About the RHI scheme

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK government scheme set up to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, communities and businesses through the provision of financial incentives. The UK government expects the RHI to make a significant contribution towards the targets set for the reduction of emissions by 2020. 

There are proposed changes to the RHI structure as it currently stands but this is yet to be announced officially and implemented. For now, the structure remains as it has been since it was first introduced. 

There are two phases to the RHI:

Points to consider to qualify:

  • Your biomass system must have been installed after July 15, 2009.
  • Emission levels  must be below a maximum 30g g/GJ Particulates and 150g/Gj Nitrogen Oxide; and
  • Installations below 45kW must be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited.

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