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Domestic RHI roadshows

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To help businesses, installers and consumers to find out more about the domestic RHI scheme, DECC will be attending a series of property and renewable energy roadshows this spring.

The domestic RHI scheme is for home-owners and private and social landlords who want to install renewable heating systems in their homes in England, Wales and Scotland.

It will provide long term financial support for property owners who install renewable heating systems and is due to be launched in the spring. It will mark a milestone in energy efficiency as it will be the first time every building in the country will be able to take advantage of financial incentives to install renewable heat technologies.

In order to help businesses, installers and consumers to find out more about the domestic RHI scheme, the Department of Energy and Climate Change will be attending a series of property and renewable energy roadshows this spring.

Property owners will receive quarterly payments for seven years to help cover the cost of installing a renewable heating system. The scheme applies to certain types of hot water and heating systems including air source heat pumps, biomass boilers, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal systems.

At the roadshows, attendees will also be able to find out how the domestic RHI and the Green Deal will work together to ensure that all participants benefit from having a smarter, warmer home.

The events DECC will be attending include:

New tariffs and technologies have also been announced for the non-domestic RHI, so DECC will also cover the opportunities on offer to commercial and public buildings at these events.

The non-domestic RHI scheme is aimed at industry, commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations which would receive regular financial payments as an incentive for installing renewable heat systems into their buildings. ‘District heating’ schemes where one boiler serves multiple homes can also apply to receive financial payments. Scheme applicants will receive quarterly payments for 20 years.

More information about the domestic RHI schemes is available on the Ofgem website, or for free and impartial advice call:

  • pre-application enquiries by Energy Saving Advice Service in England & Wales: 0300 123 1234
  • for Scotland contact Home Energy Scotland: 0808 808 2282

For more information about the non-domestic RHI scheme contact:

  • Ofgem e-serve: 0845 200 2122