Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive rates for January announced

ETA boiler installedPopularity of Biomass Boilers drives Renewable Heat Incentive rate adjustment

The government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced a 10% reduction in the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) rates for biomass boilers in January 2015. This change comes as a reaction to the huge demand for biomass that has been seen since the RHI was launched in April 2014.

The good news for homeowners considering a biomass boiler is the changes will have very little impact on the returns you can expect from installing a biomass boiler in 2015 and most biomass boilers will still pay for themselves over 7 years.

The Renewable Heat Incentive rate for domestic biomass boilers from January 2015 will be 10.98p/kWh. The rates for all other renewable heat technologies remain unchanged.

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James Eades

By: James Eades

Operations Director, James Eades is EnergyMyWay's in-house expert on renewable energy policy, microgeneration technologies and best practice in the renewable energy industry.