|Year:||2011 (amended 2014, updated 2015)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2011 (amended 2014, updated 2015)|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums|
|Renewable Energy Policy Targets:||Solar Thermal, Bioenergy, Biomass for heat, Geothermal, Geothermal, Heat|
|Policy Sector:||Heating and Cooling|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||OFGEM regulator body|
|Renewable Energy Description:|
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced in UK in March 2011 to support renewable heat installations with fixed payment for each generated kWth. Initially the scheme was supporting only non-domestic installations. The scheme was expanded on 9th of April 2014 in order to support domestic renewable heat generators as well.
RHI payments are awarded for period of 20 years.
Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (phase 1):
RHI payments for non-domestic generators are awarded for period of 20 years.
Technologies eligible include: aerothermal energy, biogas, hydrothermal energy, biomass, geothermal and solar thermal installations.
The incentive is open for: industrial and commercial sectors, public, not-for-profit organisations and communities
Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (phase 2):
RHI payments for domestic generators are awarded for period of 7 years.
|Related policies:||Energy Act 2008|
Last modified: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:23:12 CEST