Domestic RHI Delayed Until Spring 2014

Official launch of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is now predicted to be Spring 2014

RHI payments for homeowners to be delayedThe Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which is designed to incentivise homeowners to install renewable heating technologies such as heat pumps and biomass boilers, is now due to launch in Spring 2014, and not Summer 2013 as expected.

This does not affect the non-domestic side of the scheme, which is already rewarding businesses generously for switching to renewable heat.

Details and tariff rates for the domestic scheme are now expected to be confirmed this summer.

Renewable Heat Premium Payments (RHPP), which support homeowners towards the cost of installing renewable heat, have now been extended by a further year to March 2014. This means our customers will still receive a premium payment for their heat pump or biomass boiler and all installations commissioned since July 2009 will qualify for the main RHI scheme.

EnergyMyWay is disappointed by this delay to the domestic RHI. We will keep you informed of any further developments.

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By: Louisa Stockley