Tariff Update – 31st May 2016
DECC announced on 31 May 2016 that the degression trigger for biomass has been passed. This means that the biomass tariff of 5.20p per kilowatt hour has now reduced by 10% to 4.68p per kilowatt hour for all new applications made. If you joined the scheme before 1 July 2016 you’re not affected and your tariff rate stays the same.
Tariff Update – 29th May 2015
DECC have announced that a further degression has been passed for biomass technologies. This means that the current biomass tariff of 8.93p per kilowatt hour will be reduced by 20% to 7.14p per kilowatt hour for all new applications made from 1 July 2015. More information can be found here.
Some Cooker appliances now eligible for RHI payments – 9th February 2015
Some cooker stoves are now eligible for the Domestic RHI. The RHI defines ‘cooker stoves’ as pellet biomass stoves with a back boiler that are predominantly designed for space and hot water heating but can also be used for cooking. If you have a cooker stove that was installed before the amending regulations come into force, including installations before the 9th April 2014, you will have until 31st July 2015 or 12 months after the date your heating system was fully installed and tested (whichever is later), to apply for the RHI. To check if your product is eligible for the RHI, check the Ofgem Product Eligibility List.
Changes to Eligibility for the Domestic RHI Announced – 13th November 2014
Cooker stoves will become eligible as long as the product and installation meet all the other scheme requirements. By cooker stoves, DECC means biomass stoves with a back boiler that are predominantly designed for space and hot water cooking. Where the heat generated for cooking is incidental to, and cannot be controlled separately from, heat generated for heating and hot water. This does not include traditional range cookers which are designed for cooking. People who have a cooker stove that was installed prior to the new regulations (but after 15 July 2009) will have until 31 July 2015 (or 12 months after installation) to apply for the RHI.
More information on current elibility requirements can be found by clicking here
Changes to the Domestic RHI – 9th October 2014
As of 9 October, everyone who received the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) – the forerunner to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) – can now apply for the Domestic RHI.
Some of you could apply already, but now the phased applications have finished and the scheme is open to all. If you received the RHPP and you plan to apply, make sure you do it by 8 April 2015. For more information and guides/factsheets vist the Ofgem website here