New regulations came into effect on 22 May 2018. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our webpage changes to the scheme.
If you’re thinking about applying to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, this section is for you.
If you’ve not yet installed a renewable heating technology, have a look at the flow chart below. It helps you understand the joining requirements so you can make sure that you, your property and your planned heating system meet them. Time spent on research before choosing your equipment and installer could affect whether you’re approved when you come to apply.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is introducing an option to help householders and/or landlords access finance to overcome the barrier of the upfront cost of a renewable heating system, called “assignment of rights” (AoR).
If you've already installed a renewable heating system, you have up to 12 months to apply to the scheme from its commissioning date. That's the date your installer tests and signs off the system (you can find it on your Microgeneration Certification Scheme certificate). You’ll still need to read our Essential Guide for Applicants before applying and don’t forget to check our Product Eligibility List to see if your product meets the scheme rules.
Once you’re approved to join the Domestic RHI, you have to comply with the rules for the seven years that you’re receiving payments. You’ll have to complete Annual declarationsopen key term pop-up every year you’re a member on the Domestic RHI scheme, to confirm that you’re continuing to follow the scheme rules and your ongoing obligations. Make sure you’re aware of what else will be required of you by reading our web pages on audit checks, the different types of Auditsopen key term pop-up and ongoing obligations.
To find out more, see:
- Change of ownership
- Eligible heating systems
- Ongoing obligations
- Registered social and private landlords
- Assignment of rights