Renewable Heat Incentive for Commercial, Industrial and Community Customers

October 15, 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published two consultations on expanding the RHI scheme for commercial, industrial and community customers to increase uptake of renewable heating kits in this sector.

The first cinsultation looks at the broader expansion of the scheme and closes on 7th December 2012, consultation documents can be found here.  The second consultation focuses on air to water heat pumps and energy from waste which will close on 18th October 2012, these documents can be found here.

 

Key propoals to expand the scheme include:

  • Inclusion of heating only Air to Air heat pumps with a proposed tariff of 0.97p/kWh for all sizes of installation
  • Inclusion of Air to Water heat pumps with a proposed tariff of 1.7p/kWh for all sizes of installation
  • Inclusion of biomass direct air heaters with a proposed tariff of 2.1p/kWh under 1MW and 1p/kWh over 1MW
  • Extension of biogas combustion tariffs to installations over 200kW
  • Introduction of a specific tariff for heat from biomass CHP of a proposed 4.1pkWh
  • Introduction of bioliquid CHP tariff of 4.1p/kWh
  • Increased tariff for deep geothermal installations from 3.4 p/kWh to 5p/kWh
  • Increased range of waste feedstocks eligible for support
  • Minimum energy efficiency requirements for district heating, commercial and industrial space and water heating
  • Continuation of exclusion of reversible Air to Air heat pumps from the scheme

 

DECC will be running a number of evens across the country to provide opportunitoes to ask quaestions about the consultations and feed in ideas.  Further details on these events, including how to register, will be published on the DECC website.

 

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