The Government have launched a consultation around proposals for a subsidy scheme for the domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI).
The main proposal for the scheme is that a subsidy would be provided through tariff based payments over a seven year period, once the renewable heating system has been installed. Under the proposals, householders will be required to finance the upfront installation costs, but the tariffs proposed account for the additional costs of installation and running the renewable system.
The scheme is open to all domestic properties; owner occupiers and private landlords will all be eligible providing their properties meet certain energy efficiency criteria. Households who have installed renewable heating systems since 15th July 2009 (including those who have received the Renewable Heat Premium Payment) are also eligible.
The consultation is open from 20th September 2012 until the 7th December 2012 and APHC urges all installers currently working in the renewables sector to have their say. Visit the DECC website at: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/rhi_domestic/rhi_domestic.aspx
The domestic RHI scheme is due to be introduced in the summer of 2013 and it will be run initially by Ofgem.