Understanding Biomass Fuel and the Renewable Heat Incentive

Understanding Biomass Fuel and the Renewable Heat Incentive

By on May 1, 2020 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

If you are looking to support the environment and save money on your energy bills, using biomass fuel is one of the best ways to achieve this.

Using bio-energy is one way you can apply for the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, which means you could receive quarterly cash payments across 7 years for using an eligible renewable heating technology.

The scheme was introduced to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies for householders, communities and businesses through financial incentives. This plan was projected to contribute 12% of heating coming from renewable sources by this year.

There are two different versions of the Renewable Heat Incentive, which we will explore during this blog.

Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heating Incentives

Domestic RHI – The domestic RHI scheme was launched on 9th April 2014 and provides financial support to the owner of the renewable heating system for seven years. This scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland.

If the renewable heating system heats only a single property which is capable of obtaining a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) open key term pop-up, you can apply for the domestic RHI scheme. The EPC is proof needed that your property is assessed as a domestic dwelling. Please note, without this, you cannot join the RHI scheme.

Non-Domestic RHI – The non-domestic RHI is a programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat by businesses, the public sector plus non-profit organisations. Eligible installations will receive quarterly payments across 20 years based on the amount of heat generated. Much the same as the domestic scheme, this covers England, Scotland and Wales.

Save Money with Biomass Fuel Heating

P.H Winterton is delighted to be part of the UK government’s Biomass Fuel Supplier List, which was introduced by the Department of Energy and Industrial Strategy in April 2014.
This allows participants in the Renewable Heating Incentive to simply demonstrate to Ofgem that fuel they are using in their biomass boilers meets the sustainability criteria to claim RHI payments.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you need more information regarding biomass fuel or the Renewable Heating Incentive, please contact us today.