The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (NDRHI) is a government environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat by businesses, the public sector, and non-profit organisations.
The Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (NI NDRHI) is the scheme for non-domestic customers in Northern Ireland. The NI NDRHI is administered by the Department for the Economy in NI and is closed to new applicants.
The Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (NDRHI) closed to new applications on 31 March 2021.
In response to Covid-19, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (formerly the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) extended the deadline for commissioning for eligible tariff guarantee stage 2, stage 3 and extension applications from 31 March 2022 to 31 March 2023.
This extension was only applicable to applicants who had secured a tariff guarantee or an extension application.
Who can still apply?
There are some circumstances under which we will require an application for accreditation:
- Change of ownership – An NDRHI accredited installation has been sold as an ongoing asset to a new owner. A new application is required if the installation has been relocated during the sale. Please see our Change of Ownership (CoO) page for further information.
- Relocation – If you decide to relocate your NDRHI accredited installation, you must inform us within 28 days of de-commissioning. A new application for accreditation must be submitted once the installation is commissioned at its new location. Please see our Relocations and Replacements page for further information.
- Replacement – If you need to replace your NDRHI accredited installation, you must inform us within 28 days of de-commissioning the original plant. A new application for accreditation must be submitted once the new installation is commissioned. Please see our Relocations and Replacements page for further information.
How to apply
Read our Post Closure Eligibility and Apply page which explains the application process.
What else do I need to know?
If your application for re-accreditation is approved, you still need to comply with a number of ongoing obligations during the remainder of your 20-year accreditation to continue to receive payments. Read our Guidance Volume 2: Ongoing Obligations and Payments, available on our Non-Domestic RHI main guidance page, for full details.
The following documents might also be helpful to you:
If you want help filling in your application form:
- NDRHI Application Help Sheets
- Guide to the GB RHI application form questions (on or after 2 July 2014)
- RHI Register External User Guide
- ID and Bank Details Guide
- Non-Domestic RHI Letter of Authorisation
If you need to repay a grant:
For help with non-single domestic premises: