Renewable Heating Incentive
UK regulations came into effect on 22 May 2018. The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet its renewable energy targets.
People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat it’s estimated their system produces.
To join the Domestic RHI, the property your renewable heating system is in must be capable of getting a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC is the proof that your property is assessed as a domestic ‘dwelling’. Without one, you won’t be able to apply and can’t join the scheme.
You can check to see if you have an existing EPC at your property for England and Wales, see the Landmark Register
- You must install loft and/or cavity wall insulation if it’s recommended in your EPC
- You must apply within 12 months of first commissioning
If you have these in compliance, then you are eligible.