Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)


The Renewable Heat Incentive is a Government-backed financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat for both the domestic and commercial markets.

Domestic RHI

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is designed to drive forward uptake of renewable heat technologies in homes across Great Britain to cut carbon, help meet renewable targets and save money on bills.

The scheme is open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements. It is for households both off and on the gas grid.

The tariff rate is set at £0.0385 per kW/h for biomass boilers (1st July 2017 onwards).  You’ll receive payment for seven years based on the amount of clean, green renewable heat you make at your domestic property.

To read more on the Domestic RHI, click here.


Commercial RHI

The Commercial Renewable Incentive (RHI) payments are for non-domestic biomass heating installations for industry, business and large organizations.

At present the tariff rate for boilers up to 200kW is set at £0.0271 per kW/h and lasts for twenty years (1st July 2017 onwards).

The tariff rate for boilers above 200kW up to 1mW is set at £0.0479 per kW/h and lasts for twenty years (1st July 2017 onwards).

Ofgem, who are administrator for the scheme, have produced guidance setting out all the eligibility criteria.

To read more on the Commercial RHI, click here.