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The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: further proposed amendments

This consultation closes at: 11:45pm on 31 October 2017.


We're seeking views on a range of proposed changes to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

Consultation description

This consultation covers proposals relating to eligible heat uses, very large plant, multiple installations, rules relating to biomethane plant as well as a range of other cross cutting scheme issues.

The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced to bridge the gap between the cost of renewable heating systems and conventional alternatives. It is open to business, public sector and non-profit organisations.

The government is keen to ensure that the Non-domestic RHI continues to contribute to both our decarbonisation targets and to the UK’s renewable energy target whilst ensuring that the scheme offers good value for money.

We made a commitment in the response to the 2016 consultation The Renewable Heat Incentive: A reformed and refocused scheme to undertake further detailed work on eligible heat uses and to consult on subsidy limits for very large plant. The proposals on these issues are set out in this consultation.

There are also some additional proposals on multiple installations, proposals relating to biomethane plant and a number of cross-cutting issues such as environmental permitting, replacement plant and the use of estimated data.

Deadline for responses on Eligible Heat Uses (chapter 2)

3 October 2017

Subject to the content of responses received, we may make policy amendments on this issue ahead of its response to the proposals raised elsewhere in this consultation. This is because we previously asked for evidence on this point in the December 2016 response.

The deadline for responses to all other questions is 31 October 2017.


The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: further proposed amendments PDF, 488KB, 45 pages

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