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Commercial RHI- Renewable Heat Incentive Yorkshire

The non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) helps businesses, public sector and non-profit organisations meet the cost of installing renewable heat technologies.
Types of heating. You can claim for:

•    biomass
•    heat pumps (ground source, water source and air source)
•    deep geothermal
•    solar thermal collectors
•    biomethane and biogas
•    combined heat and power (CHP) systems
Payments are made over 20 years and are based on the heat output of your system.

What is the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive?

The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a Government environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat. For the non-domestic sector broadly speaking it provides a subsidy, payable for 20 years, to eligible, non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers of biomethane for injection based in Great Britain. Of course this is subject to the detailed scheme rules.

Ofgem is responsible for implementing and administering the scheme on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

What is the purpose of the scheme?

By providing a long-term financial incentive, the objective of the Non-Domestic RHI is to significantly increase the proportion of heat generated from renewable sources.  By driving change in a heat sector currently dominated by fossil fuel technologies, the RHI can help the UK meet EU targets to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security. In addition the Non-Domestic RHI has the wider potential of developing ‘green jobs’.

Who is the scheme for?

The Non-Domestic RHI is open to the non-domestic sector including industrial, commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations with eligible installations, and to producers of biomethane. In the context of the scheme, a non-domestic installation is a renewable heat unit that supplies large-scale industrial heating to small community heating projects.
This includes for example small businesses, hospitals and schools as well as district heating schemes such as where one boiler serves multiple homes.  All applications are subject to the detailed scheme rules.

For biomethane producers

Biomethane producers are treated differently to other participants in the Non-Domestic RHI. This is because the Government has decided that the regulations and standards currently in place for biomethane injection are sufficient to ensure that the Non-Domestic RHI requirements are met, so no further RHI-specific accreditation standards are necessary.  As a result the Regulations describe the process for biomethane producers as ‘registration’ rather than ‘accreditation


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