Renewable Heat Incentives (RHI) for businesses from 18th Nov 11
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for businesseswill open for applications on Monday 28 November 2011. After a short delay due to EU state aid rules, organisations will be able to apply to Ofgem from Monday 28 November and will receive payments on a quarterly basis for heat generated over 20 years.
Purpose of RHI
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is said to encourage the installation of renewable heating equipment and generation of renewable heat to meet the renewable energy target. The RHI will only include technologies which the EU has considered to be eligible.
Phase One of the RHI will support the fuels and technologies listed below from its launch on Monday 28th November 2011.
Heat pumps (ground, water source)
Heating from biogas combustion
Biomethane injection into the grid
Renewable district or community heating
Renewable combined heat and power (CHP)
There are a number of technologies and fuels that will not receive support of the RHI.
Air source heat pumps
Direct air heating
Co-firing of biomass with fossil fuel
Exhaust air heat pumps
Transpired solar thermal panels
Fossil fuel fired CHP
Waste heat from fossil fuel
The scheme is being introduced in two phases.
Targeted at the non-domestic properties in the industrial, business and public sector as they contribute 38% of the UK’s carbon emissions.
Will include more technologies as well as support for households. The exact timing will be made early in the New Year.
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