Most people joining the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) won't need to install meters and submit meter readings to receive payments.
Solar thermal systems never have to be metered so if you just have solar thermal you don’t need to read this page.
If your heating system is approved for the scheme and requires metering, you will need to submit quarterly meter readings for the remainder of the seven years of the scheme to receive payments. Your payments will not be deemed, but calculated based on your meter readings for the entirety of your participation on the scheme. Metered applicants are paid on the renewable heat that they produce, but maximum annual payments are capped at the amount of their estimated annual renewable heat use, calculated using the heat load figure from their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) open key term pop-up.
Below we’ve set out the three situations where you will need to install meters.
Where you need to be metered
- If you have “back-up heating”
- Where you have a biomass heating system that isn’t designed to heat the whole property
- Where your property is occupied for less than half the year.
If you think you fall into any of these three categories, please read our Essential Guide to Metering for more information.
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