Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI)


We still aim to make payments within our stated timeframes and will seek to minimise any delay as much as possible. We are still accepting and processing applications and amendments.

New regulations came into effect on 1 April 2021. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our webpage changes to the scheme.

About the Scheme

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet its renewable energy targets.

People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat it’s estimated their system produces.

Since opening in April 2014, the scheme has already seen thousands of people successfully join and receive payments. You can see what some of these participants have to say about the process by reading our case studies.

Who's it for?

The scheme is open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements. It’s for households both off and on the gas grid.

Two schemes: Domestic and Non-Domestic

The Renewable Heat Incentive has two schemes - Domestic and Non-Domestic. They have separate tariffs, joining conditions, rules and application processes. We administer both. You can only apply to one of the schemes. To decide which is for you, have a look at our factsheet The Renewable Heat Incentive – Domestic or Non-Domestic?