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

State Aid Transparency Requirements (April 2017)

Date of effect                                          What changed?
July 2016

Details about state aid transparency requirements

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: 4th Sep 2017
  • Factsheets
  • 1 Associated documents
This factsheet provides a summary of the amendments being introduced to the Non-Domestic RHI from 20 September 2017.

  • Published: 26th Jul 2017
  • Factsheets
  • 1 Associated documents
This document contains the latest information about compliancy requirements from the respective Environment Agencies in England, Scotland and Wales when using waste wood as a fuel.

  • Published: 20th Apr 2017
  • Guidance
  • 0 Associated documents
Some of the environmental schemes that Ofgem E-Serve administers are state aid.

  • Published: 21st Mar 2017
  • Guidance
  • 8 Associated documents
This guidance covers the amendments to the Non-Domestic RHI scheme and includes eligibility/ongoing requirements, Fuel and Measurement Sampling (FMS) and more.

  • 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: 26th Jan 2016
  • Closed: 23rd Feb 2016
  • Consultations and 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.

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