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LinkedIn discussion on ways to improve the non-domestic RHI scheme ahead of a review next year
We have started a LinkedIn discussion on ways to improve the non-domestic RHI scheme ahead of a review next year.
Since it was launched in November 2011 the non-domestic RHI has driven the uptake of 0.5 TWH of renewable heat and given out £21.8m in incentive payments.
To date our focus for the RHI has been on maximising the cost effective deployment of renewable heat (within budget), addressing key issues and extending the scheme to other renewable heat technologies.
But we feel we can do more to improve the quality and value for money the scheme offers, as well as increase the quantity of heat deployed.
To help us achieve that we want your views. Tell us what works, what doesn’t and share your ideas for improvements or quick-wins.
As a starter for ten we’re thinking of framing the review around three themes:
- Improving performance and efficiency: How to measure and evaluate the performance of non-domestic installations to make them more energy efficient over time?
- Developing the market: What other technologies should be included in the scheme?
- Simplifying the administrative burden: Can we streamline application, accreditation and reporting processes and requirements to reduce costs to industry and Government?
These are just suggestions. If you have other ideas for key themes please let us know.
To avoid creating uncertainty in the market there are some things we don’t plan to consider as part of the review. These include:
- changes to new tariffs
- questions about the tariff setting methodology The review will also have to align with other government plans and activities in this area.
But aside from those we’re looking for good ideas to help improve all aspects of non-domestic RHI.
So please take part, share your views and help us make non-domestic RHI work better for everyone.
Please comment by Friday 20 December