Consultation outcome

Non-domestic RHI early tariff Review

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Government Response

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Impact Assessment

Detail of outcome

The Government response summarises public responses to the ‘Early Tariff Review’ consultation and sets out our decisions and rationale for increasing tariffs for some technologies. Key outcomes of the consultation are proposed increases in tariffs for large biomass, ground / water source heat pumps and solar thermal installations. These tariff increases remain subject to Parliamentary and State aid approvals.

Original consultation

Summary

Non-domestic RHI early tariff Review

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Consultation description

In response to industry and market feedback, DECC has looked at the evidence on cost data and heat usage assumptions used to set the levels of tariffs when the scheme was launched, alongside the level of uptake so far under the scheme. Government is consulting on proposals to make changes to the tariffs for a number of technologies currently supported in the scheme and full details can be found in the consultation documents below.

Decisions on tariff levels are subject to Parliamentary approval and State Aid requirements, affordability and any necessary adjustments being made to the budget management mechanism. We expect any new tariffs would come into force in Spring 2014. If tariffs increase as a result of this review, it remains DECC’s intention that installations whose date of accreditation is on or after 21 January 2013 will also benefit from that increase.

We have also set out in the tariff review consultation indicative updates to the tariffs proposed for air-water heat pumps and biomass direct air heating in the September 2012 consultation, given the links between support levels for these technologies and the tariff levels now under review. Decisions on their inclusion in the scheme will be announced in the summer in the Government’s response to the September 2012 consultation.

A table setting out the tariffs and technologies affected by the 2013 Tariff Review is available below.

How to respond

You can send responses in the post or via email to the following addresses, quoting consultation reference: 13D/136

Renewable Heat Incentive: Non Domestic Scheme Early Tariff Review
Renewable Heat Incentive Team
Department of Energy & Climate Change,
1st Floor Area 1B,
3 Whitehall Place,
London,
SW1A 2AW

Tel: 0300 068 4000

Email: rhi@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Documents

Renewable Heat Incentive: Non-Domestic Scheme Early Tariff Review

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Technical Annex

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Tariffs and technologies affected by the 2013 Tariff Review

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Research on the costs and performance of heating and cooling technologies (Sweett Group)

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Published 31 May 2013
Last updated 4 December 2013 + show all updates
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