Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced in 2011 to support technologies that generate heat from renewable sources. These include biomass boilers, ground and air to water source heat pumps, solar thermal, and biogas boiler or combined heat and power (CHP) applications. Over a period of 20 years, the UK Government (via Ofgem) will pay the 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 to be eligible for such payments.

The RHI scheme is now closed to new applications, however, our expert team can help with your RHI application if you have a Tariff Guarantee in place or have been granted an application extension by the 31 March 2022 deadline. We also offer RHI support if you are making changes to an existing scheme or have been audited by Ofgem.

 

How can our RHI support service help you?

Our team of experts can help organisations obtain non-domestic RHI tariff payments, offer auditing support and assistance when needed over the lifetime of the scheme.

Our non-domestic RHI service includes:

  • Advancing your Tariff Guarantee to full scheme approval
  • Full RHI application service to meet the RHI deadline in March 2022
  • Metering consultancy advice on installation and heat metering to ensure scheme approval
  • Independent Report on Metering Arrangements (IRMA) when required for ineligible heat use/losses, additional fossil fuel generators and for certain larger installations
  • Heat Loss Assessment (HLA) calculations, potentially reducing the number of costly heat meters installed
  • Quarterly performance and output reports needed for your sustainability self-reporting and RHI subsidy claims
  • Audit support if your existing scheme is being audited by Ofgem
  • Ongoing assistance to ensure your system meets RHI scheme compliance requirements
  • Revising your IRMA where there are changes to your scheme
Dedicated RHI application support

Our team of experts has extensive experience in the non-domestic RHI application process. A comprehensive application service will ensure that payments can be obtained without unnecessary delays. This takes the pressure off your technical team leaving them to concentrate on delivering the installation. Typically, the service includes:

  • Help with your RHI application ensuring your scheme meets compliance requirements.
  • Advancing your application if you have been granted an RHI submission extension
  • Documentation assembly and presentation in Ofgem’s approved format.
  • Heat metering technical support and advice for design and installation.
  • Independent Report on Metering Arrangements (IRMA) where required.
  • Guidance on remote monitoring and data acquisition systems, especially useful for applications over multiple sites.
  • Uploading information onto the Ofgem RHI Register.

IRMAs are required to accompany an RHI submission on all but ‘standard’ metering installations. 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.

For more information, simply call us on 01908 690018 or contact us.

We are experts in RHI

Our RHI specialist consultant has authored the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Guide to Good Practice: Heat Metering. This has become the industry-recognised standard for a procedure of particular importance in the context of the RHI. The guide is available from BESA online.

Our RHI customers
East Riding CouncilE-OnNHS Wales
Sainsbury'sSandwell Metropolitan Borough Council SSE Generation

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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.

Phil Osborn, Head of Energy, Sainsbury’s