Tariffs and payments: Domestic RHI

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The Government introduced new regulations on 20 September 2017. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our changes to the scheme webpage.

Tariffs set the rate for your Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments over seven years. The rates are set by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), formerly known as the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). You can view BEIS' budget announcements on their website.

Government consultation response on changes to the RHI

The Government published its response to the consultation on Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reform in December 2016. The first stage of changes came into effect on 20 September 2017. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the other changes announced in the December 2016 reform are planned to follow later in 2017/2018. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our changes to the scheme. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our webpage changes to the scheme.

No degression: 1 October 2017

The first stage of changes came into effect on 20 September 2017, there will be no degression on 1 October 2017.

Applications submitted Biomass boilers and stoves (p/kWh) Air source heat pumps (p/kWh) Ground source heat pumps (p/kWh) Solar thermal (p/kWh)
01/04/2017-30/06/2017* 4.28p 7.63p 19.64p 20.06
01/07/2017 - 19/09/2017 3.85p 7.63p 19.64p 20.06p
20/09/2017-31/12/2017* 6.54p 10.18p 19.86p 20.06p
01/01/2018 - 31/03/2018 If any new tariff changes are to be made due to degression, the announcement by BEIS would be made by 1 December 2017.

 

* these tariffs were adjusted in line with CPI

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Publications and updates

  • Published: 20th Sep 2017
  • Factsheets, Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Read this factsheet if you want to find out what the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs are, how they can change, and if you may be affected.