Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage 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 their 2020 ambition of having 12 per cent of heating coming from renewable sources. The Renewable Heat Incentive is the first of its kind in the world.In 2012, phase one of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced in order to support the UK’s non-domestic sector. The scheme’s domestic counterpart, the domestic RHI, was launched on 9th April 2014.We have provided some details below. If you want to find out more about this and other schemes, or home renewables in general, please call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 (free from landlines and most mobiles) during office hours where a specialist advisor can give you independent, impartial advice. Home Energy Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust.
About the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive
The scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland only, and is targeted at - but is not limited to - off-gas households.The domestic RHI provides financial support to the owner of the renewable heating system for seven years.The UK Government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) makes the key decisions on domestic RHI in terms of government policy. The energy regulator Ofgem E-Serve administers the scheme.We have listed some key information about the domestic RHI scheme below. The policy documents can be found on the UK Government website and all the eligibility requirements and rules of the scheme can be found on Ofgem's website.