About the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) will offer capital grants to property owners to install heat pumps and in some limited circumstances, biomass boilers, to replace fossil fuel heating systems. The scheme will open in spring 2022.

What do we do?

Ofgem has been named as the intended administrator for the BUS scheme following the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) publishing the Future Support for Low Carbon Heat government response: Clean Heat Grant Proposals. We are currently considering our proposed administration and intend to consult on arrangements for this new scheme in due course. Any immediate queries regarding the Government response should be directed to BEIS at heatconsultation@beis.gov.uk

Get Involved

We are carrying out research with users to help design the digital service for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. This research will help us understand the needs of our users and obtain feedback on how we might design the service so it better meets these needs. The session will be undertaken online and will require 1 hour of your time.

If you’d like to be involved, then please email us at Future.Heat@ofgem.gov.uk. Participants will assist in research by means of concept and usability testing sessions. These sessions will focus on the design of the digital service. We would welcome participation from:

  • Heat pump installers 
  • Property owners who are considering installing a heat pump or who already have heat pumps installed.