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), which subsequently became the Department for Business, Energy and 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 being carried out by BEIS 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.