How to apply for the Renewable Heat Incentive

Ecodan air source heat pumps are eligible for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. Our step by step guide can help you through the process of applying for these payments which are claimable for 7 years. 

What is the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive?

The Renewable Heat Incentive is the world’s first long term financial support for the generation of renewable heat. It was introduced to encourage uptake of renewable technologies, whilst lowering the UK’s carbon emissions. It is available to any owner of Ecodan renewable heating system, regardless of whether you’re a homeowner, a Housing Association or a self-builder. The scheme is only available in England, Scotland or Wales.


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Step 1: Check the installer of your Ecodan system is MCS accredited

While all Ecodan systems are MCS certified as standard, you will still need to contact your Installer to find out if they have MCS accreditation which is an important requirement of the domestic RHI scheme. MCS is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), formerly known as the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). From your installer you should receive an MCS certificate listing the commissioning date. You must apply for RHI within 12 months of this commissioning date.

Please visit the MSC website for more information


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Step 2: Complete an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessment

You must have an EPC assessment or have an EPC that is less than 24 months old when you submit your application to Ofgem. It needs to accurately reflect information about your house.

Please visit the Ofgem website if you have any questions about EPC

 

 

 


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Step 3: Install energy saving measures if required

An EPC gives information about a property’s energy use, together with recommendations on how to reduce energy and save money. Sometimes recommendations may include installing loft and cavity wall insulation in order to meet minimum efficiency standards. When a property does meet this standard you can apply for the scheme (step 4) as soon as step 1 and 2 are complete.


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Step 4: Apply for the Renewable Heat Incentive

In order to apply for the RHI scheme you need to provide personal information and bank details to Ofgem. There will be a series of eligibility questions and others relating to the application, you will also need to agree the scheme rules. If you are a social landlord you will need to provide additional information.

You can apply online or via telephone, please visit the Ofgem website now.


How much could you earn with RHI?

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Monitor & Metering Package

Interested in claiming additional RHI payments?

With Ecodan free energy monitoring comes as standard and you are able to purchase further energy monitoring packs including Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) compliant Metering and Monitoring Service Pack (MMSP), which allows additional RHI payments to be claimed.

This means as part of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, the UK Government have financially incentivised consumers to fit these optional Metering and Monitoring Service Packs (MMSP).

A payment of £230 per annum for the 7 year length of the RHI will be paid to the renewable heating equipment owner. These packages can be fitted at your convenience and payments made on the remainder of the RHI term. The metering requirements laid down by the Government are specific and require detailed heat and electric metering to a resolution of one pulse per watt hour.

For more information please the Ofgem website:


Ofgem Website MMSP Leaflet

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