Apply for the Domestic RHI

Mae’r dudalen yma ar gael yn Gymraeg.

You’re about to apply for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Before you do, make sure you have everything you need so you can get it right first time. Follow the 'Before you start’ steps below.

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What you’ll need

To complete the application form for the Domestic RHI, you’ll need:

Invoices or records stating both the cost of the system and labour to install (these can be approximations and will not affect your payments or eligibility).

Depending on circumstances, we may need to review your application. See the ‘Once submitted’ tab for further information.

For more help with completing your application, see the ‘How to apply’ section in the Essential Guide for Applicants and our application form helpsheet.

For full information about the Domestic RHI, see all of our Essential Guides.

A few things to note

The application form will work on all devices but we recommend you use your computer (rather than a smartphone or tablet) where possible.

We ask that the applicant completes the form personally as bank and personal details are required. If it’s difficult for you to complete an online application because you have a disability or you don’t have easy access to a computer, please contact our applicant support centre for help.

Please see our full terms and conditions in the Publications and Updates below.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

All renewable heating systems in the Domestic RHI must be certified by MCS. This is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme supported by government. You’ll need an MCS certificate number to support your application. More.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

This is a report that assesses the energy efficiency of a property and recommends how it can improve. It’s the proof we need that your property is a ‘dwelling’. More.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 19th Nov 2018
  • Guidance
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This factsheet sets out what you need to know about Assignment of Rights, whether you are an applicant or an investor.

  • Published: 19th Nov 2018
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document shows you the questions in the application form for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI).

  • Published: 19th Jul 2018
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
If you're applying to the Domestic RHI, read about the joining requirements, the application process and the rules you must stick to once you're on the scheme.

  • Published: 29th Nov 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
About the online portal used to view and manage your account for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive once you've submitted an application.

  • Published: 29th Nov 2017
  • Factsheets
  • 1 Associated documents
This document explains what you need to know if your application for the Domestic RHI is in review.

  • Published: 29th Nov 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Terms and Conditions of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

  • Published: 20th Sep 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document contains answers to FAQs for people intending to apply for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive.

  • Published: 9th Apr 2014
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document must be completed and sent to us where a heating system has multiple owners and one of them is making the application for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive.

  • Published: 9th Apr 2014
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document is a template which must be used to submit the permitted reason as to why it’s not possible for you to install loft and/or cavity wall insulation that’s been recommended in your EPC.