RHI: Domestic

As an interim measure before introducing the domestic RHI in the autumn of 2013, the government has announced the second phase of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment.

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment is open to anyone installing wood fuel heating, provided they are not currently using mains gas.

The scheme will pay a sum of £950 for each installation, subject to the funds being available (there is £25m available on a first-come-first-served basis).

Requirements for qualification are:

  • The property must have loft insulation of 250mm and cavity wall insulation (where practical).
  • The property must have valid planning and environmental permissions for the installation.
  • The biomass boiler must be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (Dunster boilers are MCS certified), which means that domestic RHI income can only be earned by boilers with a rating of up to 45 kW.
  • The installer must be MCS certified (Dunster is MCS certified).

Further and more detailed information on the Renewable Heat Premium Payment can be obtained from the Energy Saving Trust.


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