Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme that pays you for renewable heat that you generate.

The RHI was set up to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies, to help the government meet it's 2020 target of having 12 per cent of the UK's heating coming from renewable sources. The RHI was introduced in 2 phases, both regulated by Ofgem:

  1. Non-domestic RHI scheme
    Introduced in 2011, Phase 1 RHI provides financial incentives to eligible, non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers of biomethane, for the life of the installations or up to a maximum of 20 years.

  2. Domestic RHI scheme
    Introduced in Spring 2014, Phase 2 RHI provides financial incentives to owners of eligible, renewable heating systems in their homes. It is available for owner occupiers, private landlords, registered providers of social housing and self-builders who have installed eligible technology since July 15th 2009. Eligible technologies include:

    • Air source heat pumps
    • Ground source heat pumps
    • Biomass only boilers and biomass pellet stoves
    • Solar thermal panels (flat plate and evacuated tube)

Domestic RHI payments are paid quarterly for seven years at fixed tariffs, dependant on which technologies you have and how much green, renewable heat you produce.

You can find out how much money you could get through the RHI by using the Government's RHI Calculator


You can apply for the RHI scheme if you live in England, Scotland or Wales. You must either:

  • own your home
  • be a private or social landlord

New build properties will not normally be eligible. The only exception is if you're building your own home.

How to apply for Domestic RHI

To apply for the RHI you must have a Green Deal Assessment, an MCS approved heating system and an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate.

You must apply for the Domestic RHI at Ofgem's website, using their online RHI Application Form. To fill out the application form, you will need to supply the following information:

  • The Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) certificate number for your heating system.
  • Your Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) number.
  • Your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) number. You will get an EPC as part of your Green Deal Advice Report.
  • Your bank details. Make sure that the name you use for your application appears the same as on your bank account.

Ofgem regulate the RHI scheme, and their regulations do not allow our advisors to submit an application on your behalf. They do, however, provide all the comprehensive information you will need to apply for RHI on their website

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