Government produce RHI consultation response

BEIS have published their RHI consultation response which indicates the likely changes to this important scheme for reducing carbon emissions for implementation in  spring 2017.

Relating to domestic installations;

  • The scheme will continue to support all four technologies currently supported by the scheme.
  • The tariffs for new Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps will be increased to 10.02 pence per kilowatthour (p/kWh) and 19.55p/kWh respectively.
  • All new Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps applying for support under the scheme will be required to have electricity metering to monitor their heating system.
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps making use of a shared ground loop will continue to be eligible for the nondomestic scheme and will not be eligible on the domestic scheme.
  • The tariff for new biomass installations will be increased to 6.44p/kWh.
  • Heat demand limits will be introduced, to limit the level of annual heat demand in respect of which any household can receive support. The heat demand limits will be set at 20,000kWh for Air Source Heat Pumps, 25,000kWh for biomass boilers and stoves and 30,000kWh for Ground Source Heat Pumps.


For more information please read the full consultation at:



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