The non-domestic RHI was launched in November 2011. It provides financial incentives to install renewable heating in place of fossil fuels. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is examining what actions will enable the RHI scheme to deliver its full potential and commissioned independent research to examine:
- the current availability, quality and accessibility of renewable heat related training;
- the various industry standards that exist encompassing both renewable heat and associated standards.
The research focused on training and standards which specifically cover the technologies supported by the non-domestic RHI, as well as the RHI scheme overall, the application process and heat-metering.
The findings published in this report are part of a wider evaluation of the RHI being carried out by DECC that includes work to assess the performance of the RHI and the effect of both schemes on the renewable heat supply chain.