Good and bad news for the domestic RHI. Starting with the bad news, the timetable has slipped with the latest information stating that the Domestic RHI policy document will now be released in Summer 2013, and Phase II will start in Spring 2014. The good news is that the RHPP or Renewable Heat Premium Payment will now be extended until the RHI starts and so it will be possible for all eligible heating systems (pellet, chip, and log) to get a £950 grant towards the installation of a system. For smaller biomass systems this still represents a significant proportion of the appliance cost, and combining this with fuel savings gives a very strong economic argument to switch from Oil and LPG to biomass.
Renove's informative courses will begin
April 2013. As well as client orientated courses, there will be a
series of foundation courses intended
for heating engineers keen to start installation of the technology.
Currently planned are:
Wednesday 3rd April - Introduction to the RHI and Biomass
One day course
Tuesday 17-18 April - Foundations Course Biomass Heating
Two day course
The Renewable Heat Incentive has really started to take off.
After a slow start in November 2011, the applications have increased
month on month with 426 new applications received between 1 October and
December 2012. OFGEM have also reported that the quality of the
applications have improved, with more being accreditted than ever
before and most being processed within 12 weeks.
Download the report from the OFGEM website on the following link: