TEAM’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Support Service helps organisations obtain their RHI tariff payments, which for larger buildings – can amount to tens of thousands of pounds per year.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced to support technologies that generate heat from renewable sources. These include biomass boilers, ground source heat pumps, solar thermal hot water, and some biogas and combined heat and power applications. Over a period of 20 years, the government (via Ofgem) will pay owners of these systems for each kWh of heat generated according to a set of published tariffs. Systems must be heat metered according to carefully prescribed standards in order to be eligible for such payments.
TEAM provides guidance and if required a full quarterly on-line application service for subsidy funding approval and claims under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. This avoids widespread problems with this claims process: OFGEM have stated that overall 40% of such submissions are not valid and so cannot be paid or have long delays. TEAM can also provide the Independent Reports on Metering Arrangements (IRMAs) which are required in all cases except for ‘standard’ metering installations.
The TEAM RHI Support service can include:
TEAM have successfully completed work for 2 separate customers, on 5 Biogas Industrial installations seeking RHI. One customer has said that 3 more schemes are in the pipeline.
Renewable Heat Installations offer a great way to reduce carbon emissions, and to significantly reduce energy bills, providing the RHI can be claimed in full. Organisations planning a renewable heat installation need to be confident that the installation and heat metering is suitable for RHI scheme approval. Evidence of the application process in the first year of RHI operation has shown that many systems do not get approved at the first attempt. This will delay the start of the claim, can add considerable cost to a project.
TEAM can provide a full RHI application service ensuring that RHI payments can be obtained without unnecessary delays. This will enable the technical team to concentrate on delivering the best design and installation, while having strong technical support and advice from a team with extensive experience in the application process. Typically, this service will include:
All but simpler ‘standard’ metering installations require an Independent Report on Metering Arrangements (IRMA) to accompany an RHI submission. The report can be key to getting RHI approval and can only be carried out by an ‘unbiased and impartial’ engineer who meets specific criteria. Our experienced and qualified engineers will provide all the necessary support to ensure a comprehensive report is submitted to Ofgem.
TEAM has been instrumental in writing the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES) Guide to Good Practice: Heat Metering for the RHI. This has become the industry-recognised standard for a procedure of particular importance in the context of the RHI. The guide is available from B&ES online.
TEAM is therefore fully skilled to provide the best quality service in this area. TEAM also runs training courses for those wishing to understand the RHI application and heat metering requirements better.
The course in heat metering can be cited as partially fulfilling the competency levels requested by Ofgem for independent meter inspections. Visit our website for more information about TEAM’s “Heat Metering for the Renewable Heat Incentive” training course.
Speak to us about your training requirements. We may also be able to offer flexibility on dates as we also provide training through CIBSE and ESTA. Justine Grant discusses: What’s happening with the Renewable Heat Incentive in the UK?
TEAM have been instrumental in helping us achieve our RHI subsidy and strengthening our relationship with Ofgem. The skills and knowledge that they offer has been an incredible support to us over the years.