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).

Updates to the scheme

Recent changes

Key changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (spring 2017)

Date of effect                                          What changed?
Spring  2017

Changes to tariff guarantees, heat pumps, feedstock requirements and biogas tariff bands

Key changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (August 2016)

Date of effect                                    What changed?
1 August 2016 Changes for solid biomass CHP installations

Key changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (March 2016)

Date of effect

What changed?

24 March 2016

Changes to indexation for new participants

Minor amends on sustainability requirements

Key changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (October 2015) 

Date of effect                                                                              What changed
5 October

Existing and new biomass, biogas and biomethane participants must use fuel that meets specific sustainability requirements

Key changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (February 2015)

Date of effect

What changed?

12 February 2015

Revised biomethane tariff and other minor amendments

 

Publications and updates

  • Published: 3rd Jan 2017
  • Guidance
  • 0 Associated documents
BEIS has introduced legislation on the support for biomass-Combined Heat and Power that includes power efficiency requirements that came into effect from 1 January 2017.

  • Published: 14th Dec 2016
  • Guidance
  • 0 Associated documents
BEIS has published a response to its consultation on changes to the Non-Domestic RHI. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the changes to the Scheme Regulations announced in the consultation response are expected to come into effect in April 2017.

  • Published: 1st Dec 2016
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
We have published our decision following a consultation on the operational approach in respect of installations generating heat using ground source heat pumps and recovered heat on the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.

  • Published: 1st Aug 2016
  • Guidance
  • 0 Associated documents
DECC have introduced an amendment to the scheme which came into force on 1 August 2016, affecting how payments are calculated for solid biomass CHP installations.

  • Published: 24th Mar 2016
  • Guidance
  • 0 Associated documents
On the 3 March 2016 DECC announced a number of minor changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). These changes came into force on 24 March 2016.

  • Published: 24th Mar 2016
  • Guidance
  • 8 Associated documents
This is revised guidance which covers the amendments to the Non-Domestic RHI scheme. It covers eligibility/ongoing requirements, Fuel and Measurement Sampling (FMS) and more.

  • Published: 26th Jan 2016
  • Closed: 23rd Feb 2016
  • Consultations & responses
  • 3 Associated documents
Ofgem is looking for views on a proposal to change the operational approach for ground source heat pumps using recovered heat. The consultation closes on 23 February 2016.

  • Published: 9th Nov 2015
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This infographic explains the key steps Non-Domestic RHI applicants and participants need to follow in order to comply with the biomass sustainability rules which came into force on 5 October 2015.

  • Published: 22nd Oct 2015
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document contains frequently asked questions and answers relating to the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive sustainability requirements, which came into force on 5 October 2015.

  • Published: 5th Oct 2015
  • Guidance
  • 0 Associated documents
The new sustainability requirements for the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) came into force on 5 October 2015.

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