Domestic RHI rates announced

Final rates for the domestic RHI announced

The much awaited details on the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive have been released today.  The details outline how the scheme will work and what technologies and types of property will be able to claim the financial incentives for heating their homes using a renewable heating technology.

The government are supporting and encouraging the uptake of renewable heat technologies as 28% of total energy used in the UK goes to heat our homes.

EnergymyWay are very encouraged at the rates set out in the table below as they will cover the capital cost of installing the renewable technologies.

Renewable Heating TechnologyRate / kWh
Biomass boilers6.97p
Air Source Heat Pumps10.85p
Ground Source Heat Pumps21.16p
Solar Thermal21.36p

The payments under the RHI scheme to domestic households are index linked and tax free.

Who can claim the domestic RHI

  • Owner occupiers
  • Self builders
  • Registered providers of social housing
  • Private landlords
  • Legacy MCS installations of renewable heat technologies
  • Third party owners of the heating systems

There are detailed eligibility criteria set out in the documents on the DECC website.

For more information contact your local EnergyMyWay office or call 0845 371 3181

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.