Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI)

Domestic RHI Closure

DRHI Closure

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (DRHI) in Great Britain is scheduled to close at midnight at the end of 31 March 2022.

This includes applications to register Metering and Monitoring Service Packages (MMSP). BEIS consulted on changes and published the decision in their government response document which is available on the BEIS website: Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: ensuring a stable scheme

Applications

Some points to note if you would like to apply before 31 March 2022:

  • Your renewable heating system must be installed and commissioned before you apply
  • Read the Essential Guide for Applicants
  • There may be some circumstances that require you to install metering to be eligible for the DRHI scheme. Read our factsheet: Do I need metering for the Domestic RHI for further details.
  • Prepare the documents needed to complete your application:
    • Your Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certificate number. This confirms your renewable heating system is new and was commissioned on or after 1 March 2019.
    • Your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) number. Your EPC must be less than 24 months old at the date of application and confirm that loft and/or cavity wall insulation is not required.
    • Documentation to evidence your financial contributions towards the purchase or installation cost of the heating system

Once you have submitted your Domestic RHI application you will have access to an online account. This is called MyRHI, from here you can upload supporting documentation, amend certain personal information, and complete your annual declarations.

If you can’t apply online, we can offer support by telephone. You will need to contact the Applicant Support Centre, on 0300 003 0744 to discuss your requirements and establish if our Assisted Digital application route is appropriate. Please have your MCS and EPC certificate numbers to hand.

Change of ownership

If you’re moving into a property with a renewable heating system already accredited to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) scheme, and you want to take over the DRHI payments from the previous owner, you can still apply to receive the remainder of the payments after 31 March 2022. From the date of sale, there is a 12 month window for the new owner to notify us of the change and confirm if you wish to continue with the accreditation. Further information can be found on our change of ownership webpage.

Assignment of rights

Assignment of Rights (AoR) allows an investor to help fund the purchase or installation of a renewable heating system and in return receive the rights to RHI payments. At accreditation, applicants can nominate a Registered Investor. Whilst the DRHI scheme will close to new AoR applications, investors are still able to transfer their AoR agreements with existing participants to other investors after the scheme closes on 31 March 2022.

See our Essential Guide to Assignment of Rights. 

Need Help?

If you have a question when applying or once you’ve joined the scheme, our Applicant Support Centre is a good first point of contact. You can email us at domesticrhi@ofgem.gov.uk or call us at 0300 003 0744.