Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Is the first of its kind in the world where you could receive quarterly payments over a 7 years period if you install an eligible renewable heating technology The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies through financial incentives.

RHI payments are paid from ofgem quarterly over a 7 years The amount you receive will depend on a number of factors including the technology you install, the latest tariffs available for each technology in certain circumstances metering may be required and also your property’s energy requirements.

Once you receiving your domestic Domestic RHI payments, the rate you get will change annually in accordance with the retail price index (RPI) inflation.

The RHI scheme uses a ‘degression’ system desgined to manage the scheme budget available for the domestic RHI. From time to time, the tariff for a technolgy will be reduced (for new applicants only) if the total amount being claimed in total for that technolgy reaches a certain level. Anyone who is already claiming domestic RHI will not have their tariff reduced through degression.


Most domestic systems payments will be based on an estimate heat output (‘deeing’). In some cases, meters are required to determine the technolgy’s heat output. Advanced Green Energy will let you know if metering is required.

Air source heat pumpBiomassGround source heat pumpSolar thermal
Tariff (Pence per Kw hour of renewable heat)7.312.218.819.2

Technologies that are eligible to claim the RHI are

● Biomass (wood fuelled) boilers
● Biomass pellet stoves with integrated boilers providing space heating
● Ground source heat pumps to water
● Air source heat pumps to water
● Solar thermal panels (flat plate or evacuated tube only) providing hot water for your home

To apply for the RHI you will need

● MCS installation certificate number for the heating system. Which you will receive from Advanced
Green Enrgy after the installation is completed and full payment is received.
● Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) number
● Green Deal advice report number (unless you are a self-builder)
● Bank details for you to receive your RHI payments.

Advanced Green Energy can organise for you to have a EPC and Green deal advice report
Tariffs at time of publish.