domestic rhi

Changes to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Relaxed Accreditation Applications

From 1st April 2021, there will be changes made to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Regulations. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have relaxed the requirement for RHI accreditation applications to be submitted within 12 months of the eligible heating system’s commissioning date.

Currently, this regulation requires an accreditation application to be made within 12 months of the commissioning of the renewable heating system. However, as of 1st April 2021, participants who commissioned their heating system on or after 1 March 2019, will now be able to apply for the Domestic RHI, until the scheme closes to new applications (i.e., before midnight at the end of 31 March 2022).

Applicants who commissioned their eligible heating system on or after 1st March 2019 and were previously rejected for failing to meet the 12-month rule, are now able to re-apply for accreditation to the scheme. 

Faisal Hussain, HIES Chief Executive, comments:

“We welcome the update and change to the rules. This will hopefully allow more consumers to benefit from the RHI alongside helping the environment reduce carbon emissions.”

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