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Latest RHI Tariff – Great news for heat pumps!
The table below summarises the latest tariffs available for each technology:
Table last updated April 2018
The table above is taken from information published on Ofgem’s website.
These tariffs have been set by the UK Government at a level designed to compensate for the difference between costs of installing and operating renewable heating systems and fossil fuel systems, including non-financial costs such as disruption, on the basis of 20 years of heat produced. Fossil fuel costs used are those for off-gas households.
Elements affecting payment
Most domestic systems payments will be based on an estimated heat output (’deeming’). In some cases, meters are required to determine the technology’s heat output. Ofgem’s Do I need metering for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)? and Essential guide to metering factsheets have further details.
The Metering and Monitoring Service Package is an optional feature you could choose to buy from your installer when installing a renewable heating system to provide peace of mind the installation is working as expected; enable the installer to continually improve performance where possible; and to diagnose common problems if they occur.
In March 2016, the Government published a consultation on changes to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. After taking into account the feedback it received, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its consultation response on 14 December 2016. You can read the consultation response, The Renewable Heat Incentive: A Reformed Scheme on the BEIS website.
The first stage of changes to the scheme came into effect on 20 September 2017.
The second stage of regulations were laid on 7 February 2018. These new regulations will come into effect subject to parliamentary approval. The parliamentary process usually takes 6 to 8 weeks; not including any recess time. These changes include: metering for performance for heat pumps, new Metering and Monitoring Service Package (MMSP) payment schedules and enforcement powers, assignment of rights, revised degression thresholds, as well as extending the RHI’s budget management thresholds until the end of 2020/21. Please note that assignment of rights will come into effect later on 27 June 2018.
The Government has published the draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018.
So, you’ve decided that you’re going to install some renewables products. (Good choice!) You’ve given Black Isle Renewables a call, along with a few other firms, and we’ve come to survey the site. We’ve asked questions, taken measurements, and made some notes. But would there ever be a reason that we wouldn’t give you a quote?