Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Applications received, processed and queue

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Source: Ofgem scheme administration.

This chart shows the number of Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) scheme applications we have received and how many we are processing by month. It also shows the overall size of the queue for the scheme. By queue we mean the number of applications received which have not yet been approved or rejected.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • Domestic RHI

Data Table

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Applications received, processed and queue
ReceivedProcessedQueue
Mar-18790730988
Apr-18738746978
May-186335401,069
Jun-185555901,041
Jul-186595851,107
Aug-186965891,205
Sep-188276871,355
Oct-1810429681,425
Nov-1898110291,370
Dec-188908761,384
Jan-197297801,329
Feb-19112011251,322

More information

Application volumes had gradually decreased month on month for Q1 of FY 18/19, however, this has been increasing since July 2018. Since then, we have seen some of the highest applications received YTD.

The increase in applications received has been due to regulation changes impacting heat pumps whereby applications submitted on or after the 22nd May 2018 require metering for performance.

Despite the increase in applications received, processing has also increased, meaning, after an initial increase, the queue has remained relatively static over the last few months. Experienced staff are able to focus on the older, more complex applications, whilst newer staff are making progress with incoming applications.

In January 2019, there was a 53% increase in applications from the previous month. This can be attributed to a drop in applications in January due to an issue that meant applicants were unable to apply with MCS certificates created in early January. Applications continue to be monitored for any emerging trends.

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