Tariff Tables

Included here are the Tariff tables for the Renewable Heat Premium Payment for domestic homes, and also the Renewable Heat Incentive as it is proposed for domestic installations.

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Renewable Heat Premium Payments

 

The Renewable Heat Premium Payments are one-off grants for households installing low-carbon heat generating technologies.

All houses:

  • £600 – solar thermal – voucher valid for 3 months

Houses not heated by gas from the grid:

  • £2,000 – biomass boiler – voucher valid for 6 months
  • £1,300 – air source heat pump – voucher valid for 5 months
  • £2,300 – ground source or water source heat pump – voucher valid for 6 months

Renewable Heat Incentive

 

This tariff table indicates what the government is currently proposing for the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, which will be open to applications shortly.

Biomass ASHP GSHP Solar Thermal
Tariff (p/KWh)  12.2 7.3 18.8 19.2

These rates have all been confirmed, but there may be increases to the Solar Thermal rate announced in Autumn 2013.

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FAQs

What is the Renewable Heat Premium Payment?
The Renewable Heat Premium Payment is a scheme to support people who want to install renewable heat technologies. It will also help the government learn more about how these technologies work in practice, prior to the expansion of the Renewable Heat Incentive to the household sector.
How much are the Renewable Heat Premium Payments?
It depends which technology you are applying for. The voucher values for each of the technologies are listed below.
  • Solar Thermal Hot Water - £300
  • Air Source Heat Pump - £850
  • Ground Source or Water Source Heat Pump - £1250
  • Biomass boiler - £950
Can I apply for more than one technology?
Yes, although you must complete a separate application form for each technology. You cannot apply twice for the same technology at the same installation address.
Will I need an environmental permit for my installation?
For biomass boilers and some ground source heat pumps (open loop, or closed loop systems which are also near a river or body of water), an environmental permit will be needed. Contact the Environment Agency for more details.
I am proposing to install a new biomass boiler system/heat pump which will serve lots of houses. Can I apply for RHPP?
No, because such systems are eligible under Phase I of the main RHI you should apply under that.
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