MCS certified products and the Renewable Heat Incentive RHI

The Government introduced new regulations on 20 September 2017. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our changes to the scheme webpage.

Tariffs set the rate for your Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments over seven years. The rates are set by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), formerly known as the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). You can view BEIS' budget announcements on their website.

01.04.17-30.06.17 4.28p/kwh

01.07.17-19.09.17 3.85p/kwh

20.09.17-31.12.17 6.54p/kwh

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3rd March 2016 Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive

DECC have today annouced 6 changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme eligibility. There are no change to installations that are already receiving the RHI, and most of the changes will have little effect on the majority of installations.

However one amendment (that will take place on the 24th March 2016) is to do with the Green Deal Assessments. To the relief of many, DECC have considered this an 'unnecessary burden to scheme participants', and therefore DECC have announced that this element will be dropped.

Insulation requirements must still be met, and these will be shown in the home EPC. The EPC must be valid, and no more than 24 months old.

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The Renewable Heat Incentive launched 9th April 2014

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a grant scheme targeted at renewable heating systems, essentially to make your home greener and environmentally friendly and stop using fossil fuels. Biomass boilers, solar thermal, ground and water-source heat pumps are covered but not air source heat pumps.The RHI is centrally funded and payments are made by OFGEM on a quarterly basis.

Unlike the Non-domestic RHI the customer applies for the payments and therefore it is important to be clear of all the facts.

 

For full details please see the Ofgem link below;

Advise about the RHI

Fact sheet 

Product eligibility list

Finding a Green Deal Assessor

Frequently asked questions

Commercial RHI

The Hetas website also has a great clear brochure;

Hetas guide

Apply for the RHI

Tariffs from now until 1st April 2017 are 4.22 pence per kW:

If you apply for the domestic RHI now, you will receive the below tariff until 1st April 2017, when you will be automatically upgraded to the higher tariff of 6.44 pence per kW

The Boiler You would earn (estimated)
Klover Star 14 £4,800
Klover Star 18 £6,800
Klover Belvedere 16 £6,800
Klover Belvedere 22 £7,400
Klover DiVa £6,000
Klover DiVa Mid £6,800
Klover DiVa Plus £7,400
Klover PFP 18 £6,000
Klover PFP 22 £6,800
Klover Smart 80 £7,100
Klover Smart 120 £7,100
Klover PB24 £6,700

 

From 1st April 2017, tariff is going up to 6.44 pence per kW (capped at 25,000kW):

Klover model You would earn (estimated)
Klover Star 14 £7,300
Klover Star 18 £10,400
Klover Belvedere 16 £10,400
Klover Belvedere 22 £11,200
Klover DiVa £9,100
Klover DiVa Mid £10,400
Klover DiVa Plus £11,200
Klover PFP 18 £9,100
Klover PFP 22 £10,400
Klover Smart 80 £11,200
Klover Smart 120 £11,200
Klover PB24 £10,200

 

Domestic RHI degression

Further details can be found at OFGEM

Some Useful videos about the RHI scheme

Eligible Heating systems

Tariff rates

Applying for the RHI

Do I need metering