The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (NDRHI) in Great Britain closed to new applicants at midnight on 31 March 2021. The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consulted on changes and published decisions in their government response documents which are available on the BEIS website.
We published closure guidance on 31 March 2021 and have updated existing guidance documents on 31 March 2022 to reflect amendments to RHI regulations agreed in Parliament on 21 February 2022. In November 2021 BEIS confirmed a 12-month extension to the commissioning deadline, from 31 March 2022 to 31 March 2023 for those with eligible tariff guarantees.
There are some circumstances where an application for accreditation or registration can be made post scheme closure. These are:
- A plant has been replaced (see Chapter 12 of Guidance Volume 2: Ongoing obligations and payments)
- A tariff guarantee has been issued by Ofgem before or after 31 March 2021 or a tariff guarantee is still being assessed or held in a queue until budget becomes available. See our easy guide to tariff guarantees.*
- Ofgem has granted an extension before or after 31 March 2021 or if an extension application is still being assessed or held in a queue until budget becomes available. See our guide to non-tariff guarantee extension applications. *
*The deadline specified in the notice to commission (for biomethane, commence injection and apply for full accreditation is 31 March 2023. More detailed information on eligibility can be found here. Full information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.
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