Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Take advantage of guaranteed payments


The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced by the Government to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, businesses and communities through financial incentives. The Government expects the RHI to make a significant contribution towards their 2020 ambition of having 12 per cent of heating coming from renewable sources.
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There are two types of RHI scheme that you can take advantage depending on what type of use the building with the installed system has.

Domestic RHI

The domestic RHI scheme was launched on 9th April 2014 and provides financial support to the owner of the renewable heating system for seven years.

  • The domestic RHI is a UK Government financial support scheme for renewable heat mainly benefiting off-gas-grid households.
  • The scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland only.
  • The RHI payments are made on actual heat generated, or used in some cases, and so any system must have a heat meter fitted. This will also allow you to monitor your system and ensure that it is working at top efficiency all the time.

For up to date tariff information for payments on Domestic RHI, follow this link.

Non-domestic RHI

Specifically for businesses, RHI provides financial incentives to eligible, non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers of biomethane, for the life of the installations or up to a maximum of 20 years.

Non-domestic sectors include industrial, commercial, public and non-for-profit sectors. A non-domestic installation might be a large-scale industrial heating systems or a smaller community heating project.

For up to date tariff rates for Non-Domestic RHI, follow this link.

What technologies are eligible for RHI?

All systems must also be listed on the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Product Eligibility List

How do I apply for RHI?

Caplor Energy can help you understand the RHI requirements and guide you through the process of applying for payments.

Alternatively, you can apply for the domestic RHI via Ofgem’s website. Providing you have all the relevant information to hand and your application does not require a manual review you should receive an immediate decision

The Non-domestic RHI scheme requires a more in depth application and this is completed via the RHI Register with the support of documents and evidence.