Renewable Heat Incentive to be delayed until 2014; RHPP to remain

Ground source heat pumpA few days ago Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey announced that the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive will be pushed back until Spring 2014, with the details of the scheme to be announced on the original launch date in Summer 2013. The Renewable Heat Incentive is the scheme that was designed to be a ‘Feed-In Tariff’ for renewable heat technologies, paying customers who install a technology a fixed rate per unit of heat generated. It’s set to be a step up from the grant scheme currently in place (The Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme) which pays households a grant towards their installation costs. The technologies covered by the RHPP (and the RHI) are:

  • Solar thermal hot water – £300 RHPP grant
  • Air-to-water heat pump – £850 RHPP grant
  • Biomass boiler – £950 RHPP grant
  • Ground-source or water-source heat pump – £1250 RHPP grant


The RHPP will continue to be offered in its current state until the RHI is in place in 2014. More information on the RHPP can be found on our Renewable Heat Premium Payments page, and you can see which RHPP eligible technologies would be suitable for your home by completing our free Home Energy Assessment.


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