Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI

The government regularly reviews policy, which means the rules can change for both existing and new participants. To join the scheme and keep receiving your payments, it’s important you keep up to date with the scheme rules.

We’ll publish information about policy changes in this section, the content and timing of which will be subject to parliamentary process.

Our updates are based on information provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Non-Domestic RHI closure

The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (NDRHI) in Great Britain closed to new applicants on 31 March 2021. There are some circumstances under which an application for accreditation or registration can be made post-scheme closure, including those that have been granted an extension application or have a Tariff Guarantee extended commission date. For more information on the closure please go to our Non-Domestic RHI Closure page.

Updates to the scheme

 

Date of effect What changed? Publication
May 2019

Following a consultation, the option to have a formal review following a decision made by Ofgem has been removed. The statutory review is the only review option for decisions and will be carried out by Ofgem. Our guidance has been updated to reflect this change in process.

Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI Regulations (May 2019)
October 2018 New regulations allow participants to replace their accredited installation, change the circumstances under which 'estimated data' can be submitted, and introduce requirements regarding environmental permits. Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI Regulations (October 2018)
June 2018 New RHI Regulations will introduce a number of changes over the year. The first change relates to biomethane producers and came into effect on 20 June 2018. Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI Regulations (June 2018)
May 2018 New RHI Regulations will introduce changes and new policies including tariff guarantees and shared ground loops. These are expected to come into effect on 22 May 2018. Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI Regulations (May 2018)
Spring 2018 New RHI regulations have been laid by BEIS and if approved will introduce changes and new policies including tariff guarantees and shared ground loops.  Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (February 2018)
September 2017 BEIS have introduced changes to the small, medium and large tariff rates from 20 September 2017. Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (September 2017)
July 2016 Details about state aid transparency requirements. State Aid Transparency Requirements (April 2017)
1 August 2016 Changes for solid biomass CHP installations. Key changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (August 2016)
24 March 2016
  • Changes to indexation for new participants.
  • Minor amends on sustainability requirements.
Key changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (March 2016)
5 October 2015 Existing and new biomass, biogas and biomethane participants must use fuel that meets specific sustainability requirements. Key changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (October 2015) 
12 February 2015 Revised biomethane tariff and other minor amendments. Key changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (February 2015)

Publications and updates