RHI Approved – Domestic RHI Part 2
How to Save money on your renewable energy costs with a Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Part 2
How do I know if I am eligible for Domestic RHI?
The two main criteria for eligibility for Domestic RHI are:
- The products installed, and the installer themselves, must be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited.
- You must be the owner of the renewable heating technology and own or occupy (or both) the property that it provides heat to.
- The installation must provide space heating via a pumped hot water system.
- You must use RHI Approved fuels in biomass heating technologies.
Full qualifying criteria and a check list are listed on OFGEM’s site here.
All applicants are required to complete a Green Deal Assessment (GDA) before applying and to ensure they meet minimum energy efficiency requirements of loft and cavity insulation where required by the GDA. Note that any public grants previously received, including RHPP, will be deducted to avoid a double subsidy.
How much money will I receive?
Tariffs will change annually in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) and DECC intend to introduce a system of degression to control the costs of the scheme. This is where tariffs are reduced over time for new applications to the scheme. Those who have already secured their tariff will not have their tariff reduced due to cost control.
A very useful calculator is available on DECC’s website here.
Can I claim Domestic RHI on my wood burning stove?
Unfortunately the short answer is no. There are a number of MCS accredited log burning stoves which are eligible but their technical parameters and efficiency ratings are far beyond the average domestic wood burning stove. If you do own such a piece of equipment you are required to use Domestic RHI Approved Fuel.
Border Biomass Fuels supply Domestic RHI Approved Fuel for MCS accredited log burning stoves. Our UK kiln Dried Logs are one of the few products to have achieved this Domestic RHI Approved Fuel status and are available in our on-line shop.
Your MCS accredited installer will be able to advise you on equipment which meets the Domestic RHI criteria. HETAS maintain a list of MCS installers which can be found HERE.
OFGEM also publish a list of eligible products (PEL) HERE
Domestic RHI Approved Fuel
In early 2015 OFGEM introduced the Biomass Suppliers List. this is a list of manufacturers and traders who offer RHI Approved Fuel. Such fuel is manufactured to stringent standards – A1ENPlus, meets exacting Green House Gas Emissions and bears a unique product identifying number.
Border Biomass Fuels are one of the few such licensed traders and were amongst the first to gain registration on that list. We can supply RHI Approved wood pellets throughout East Lothian, the Scottish Borders and Northumberland and can display the Biomass Suppliers Logo which we are proud to do.
Our online shop contains all of our RHI Approved Fuels including our A1Enplus 6mm wood pellets available blown or bagged.
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