The DECC Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Domestic Phase 2 will be commencing in the Summer of 2013. More details will be announced in 2013.
Renewable Heat Premium Payment (Phase 2) April 2012
Energy Savings trust will administer this part of the scheme. Please see: www.energysavingtrust.org.uk Renewable Heat Premium Payment (Phase 2) website (which is open for applications) and register your interest, or call the advice line on 0800 512 012 for more advice and information.
Domestic is defined as single heat source for single private residential dwelling. Renewable Heat Premium payment (RHPP) Phase 2 of £950 voucher launched for individual domestic installations.
The Renewable Heat Premium Payment voucher will be published from April 2012 to which there is, as yet, no deadline for when the new scheme will end. It is claimed by returning a signed version of the voucher, with a copy of the suppliers invoice showing that it has been paid, commissioning certificate and and a certificate from the Microgeneration Certfication Scheme. You will then have the money paid into your bank account.
Conditions: Your house must be your main home and it must have basic energy efficiency measures in place. This means you will need to confirm you have loft insulation to 250mm and cavity wall insulation, where these measures are practical. The renewable heat product you will be installing must be listed under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, and be installed by someone registered under the scheme, to which Bioenergy Technology Limited registration number is MCS1297.
Once the equipment is up and running, you will be asked to fill in two customer surveys. You may be chosen at random to have extra meters attached to your installation (free of charge) as we are keen to monitor and learn about how heating systems are used in practice in various different circumstances and types of home. It is a condition of the scheme that you are happy to have these meters installed.
If an installation is approved for RHP, it will be automatically be eligible for the RHI when that comes out.
A reasonable level of insulation will be required details of which are to be advised by OFGEM.
Eligible installations commissioned after 15th July 2009 will be able to receive the RHI when it is introduced.
Please note that it is not yet confirmed whether a back-up or peak load fossil fuel boiler will or will not be permitted for individual domestic installations.
Since the RHI detail was published DECC have confirmed to us that they have not yet decided whether back-up boilers will be permitted for individual domestic boilers under the renewable heat premium payments or the RHI when it is launched for domestic.
There is the chance that an owner may have to disconnect or remove a back-up fossil fuel boiler in order to claim a future RHI.
Tariffs will be paid to the owner of eligible domestic biomass installations that have been commissioned after 15th July 2009.
This means domestic eligible installations made now will receive payments from October 2012 (providing they meet they eligibility criteria), and it will be back dated to there commissioning certificate date.
Social landlords and housing associations installing renewable heating equipment in individuals households will not be supported through the RHI from the start of the scheme (Summer 2013), as this would constitute a domestic installation. However, the government intends to introduce support for the domestic sector in the RHI from Summer 2013, alongside the Green Deal, at which point they will be able to apply for support. In order to receive support they will need to be the owner of the installation and retain the rights and liabilities of the equipment. The domestic tariffs will be published in Spring 2013.
Where a housing association installs a renewable district or common heating system serving multiple dwellings, which meets the eligibility criteria, support through the RHI will be available from the outset.
This is a summary of the RHI terms as published by DECC on 10/03/2011.
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