Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI)

Domestic RHI closure

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (DRHI) in Great Britain has now closed. The DRHI closed to new applicants including metering and monitoring service package applications at midnight on 31 March 2022. Only applications following a change of ownership can be made now that the scheme has closed.

Read our Change of ownership for more information.

About the Scheme

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat, which can help reduce carbon emissions and meet the UK’s renewable energy targets.

The DRHI is open to all households, on and off the gas grid, who have installed a renewable heating system and meet the eligibility criteria. People who join and follow the scheme rules receive quarterly payments over seven years for clean, green, renewable heat their systems are estimated to produce.

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is responsible for developing the underpinning RHI policy including setting tariffs, establishing the legislative framework, and introducing amendments to the scheme. Under the regulations, we are the administrator of the RHI. Any queries about aspects of policy should be addressed directly to the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. Under the regulations, Ofgem was appointed as the administrator of the DRHI scheme.

DRHI Scheme Changes

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero periodically reviews DRHI scheme policy which means the rules can change for both new and existing participants. To achieve successful accreditations and to keep receiving payments, it is important to keep up to date with the scheme rules.

Ofgem will publish information on how we administer policy changes. Please note that the content and timing of any changes we outline will be subject to parliamentary process. Our updates are based on information provided by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

Publications and updates