Exciting changes announced to non-domestic RHI

On 28th May the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) announced some important changes to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme, with the inclusion of air-to-water heat pumps and a big boost to the RHI tariff for ground source heat pumps.

Parliamentary approval has now been given for changes to the non-domestic RHI Scheme which represents a real boost for those considering these technologies. Key changes include:

  • Inclusion of air-to-water heat pumps in the scheme with a tariff of 2.5p/kWh
  • Significant increase in the tariff for ground source heat pumps with a split tariff of 8.7p/kWh for the first 1,314 hours of operation (known as Tier 1) and 2.6p/kWh for any operation over 1,314 hours (known as Tier 2)
  • Increase in tariff for solar thermal, from 9.2p/kWh up to 10p/kWh 

And for those considering really big commercial installations there is an increase in tariff to celebrate:

  • Tariff doubling for large biomass over 1MW to 2p/kWh

Other technologies now benefitting from inclusion in the scheme are solid biomass combined heat and power (CHP) and Biogas.

You can read the full announcement on the Ofgem website with links to two explanatory documents, helpfully written in plain English, HERE. They are the Non-domestic RHI spring amendments, and the Spring changes factsheet: new tariffs and tariff changes.

If you would like to discuss your own project or simply learn a little more about the renewable energy heating options open to you why not let Yorkshire Heat Pumps help you on your renewables information journey. You can call in at our Blubberhouses showroom, call us on 0845 050 6539 or contact us to arrange a convenient time for us to call you back. 


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