Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for domestic and non-domestic generators

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Last updated: 25 October 2019

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced in UK in March 2011 to support renewable heat installations with fixed payment for each generated kWth. Initially the scheme was supporting only non-domestic installations. The scheme was expanded on 9th of April 2014 in order to support domestic renewable heat generators as well.

RHI payments are awarded for period of 20 years.


Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (phase 1):

RHI payments for non-domestic generators are awarded for period of 20 years.

Technologies eligible include: aerothermal energy, biogas, hydrothermal energy, biomass, geothermal and solar thermal installations.

The incentive is open for: industrial and commercial sectors, public, not-for-profit organisations and communities

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