Research and analysis

Report from waves 1-12 of the domestic RHI census of accredited applicants

Findings from evaluation research into the administration, delivery and influence of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

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Domestic census waves 1-12

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Annex - data tables domestic census waves 1-12

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Annex - technical report domestic census

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The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was launched in April 2014. It provides financial incentives to install renewable heating in place of fossil fuels. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), now Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), commissioned independent evaluation research to understand and assess how the scheme is delivering relative to its objectives and support development of the scheme.

This report presents findings from a census of domestic RHI accredited applicants. The research was undertaken by NatCen Social Research, Centre for Sustainable Economics, Eunomia Research and Consulting and Frontier Economics.

The findings published in this report are part of a wider evaluation of the RHI carried out by the former DECC and its contractors that includes work to assess the performance of the domestic and non-domestic RHIs and the effect of both schemes on the renewable heat supply chain.

A revised version of this report was published on 4 September 2017. The average household income figure was incorrectly reported in the slides published in October 2015 (average of £43,000). The figure has been corrected in this revised version.

Published 11 February 2016
Last updated 5 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Revised version of the report published.
  2. First published.