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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive is a payment system for domestic customers. It rewards consumers who generate heat from renewable energy sources - instead of fossil fuels.

RHI SCHEME: Find out if you can get some money towards renewable heating costs in your home.

The types of heating systems that domestic consumers can claim for include:

  • Biomass boilers
  • Certain kinds of heat pumps (e.g. ground source)
  • Solar water heating

The government introduced the RHI scheme in November 2012. Payments made through the Renewable Heat Incentive last for seven (7) years.

The amount of renewable heat generated by the heating system determines the rewards. The money would get paid through Ofgem Domestic RHI scheme.

Renewable Heat Incentive Eligibility Criteria

You may qualify to join the RHI scheme if you live in England, Scotland, or Wales. As a rule, new build properties do not qualify unless you are building your own home. The regulations state that you must either be:

  • A homeowner.
  • A private or a social landlord.

Note: Further information is available for Renewable Heat Incentive for domestic customers in Northern Ireland.

RHI Payment Calculator Online

The Domestic RHI payment calculator helps to work out how much you could get. It calculates the installation of renewable heat technology at homes in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Energy Saving Advice Service

Telephone: 0300 123 1234
Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm

Home Energy Scotland

Telephone: 08088082282
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Check the cost of making the call.

Note: New RHI regulations are due in April 2018. You must apply online to be part of the Ofgem Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

Renewable Heat Premium Payment

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) householder voucher scheme closed on 31 March 2014. Instead, homeowners can now apply for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI).

A separate non-domestic RHI scheme exists for businesses, the public sector, and non-profit organizations. If you applied under RHPP you can still apply for help through the new RHI scheme. Your RHPP funding will get deducted from any RHI payments as you cannot get a double subsidy.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI) in the United Kingdom