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The great news we have all been waiting for... The Renewable Heat Incentive has been increased by 33%

The great news we have all been waiting for... The Renewable Heat Incentive has been increased by 33%

Monday 11th September 2017

Tariff Uplift to £10.18p per kWh

BEIS has now announced a tariff increase of 33% for Domestic Air Source Heat Pump installations. This exciting news means that those who apply to the scheme on or after 14 December 2016 will be eligible for the current tariff rate at the date of applying, and then will subsequently be eligible for the increased tariff rate from the day the amended Domestic RHI Scheme Regulations come into force on 20 September 2017. This tariff increase will happen automatically so you don't need to do anything. The massive uplift will mean that the installation of renewable heating solutions will be affordable to all.

The Heat demand limits?

Domestic RHI subsidy payments are publicly funded, so BEIS must ensure the subsidies represent good value for money in order to protect the public purse.
For this reason, BEIS is introducing 'heat demand limits' to the Domestic RHI scheme. This means that there will be a limit to the financial support that scheme participants can receive for their heat use annually. The figures for the heat demand limits for Air Source Heat Pump will be set at 20,000 kWh. Payments for heat pumps will continue to be made only on the renewable proportion of the heat demand, in line with the current scheme rules.