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

Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI Regulations (May 2019)

Date of effect What changed?
May 2019

Following a consultation, the option to have a formal review following a decision made by Ofgem has been removed. The statutory review is the only review option for decisions and will be carried out by Ofgem. Our guidance has been updated to reflect this change in process.

Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI Regulations (October 2018)

Date of effect What changed?
October 2018

New regulations allow participants to replace their accredited installation, change the circumstances under which 'estimated data' can be submitted, and introduce requirements regarding environmental permits.

Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI Regulations (June 2018)

Date of effect What changed?
June 2018

New RHI Regulations will introduce a number of changes over the year. The first change relates to biomethane producers and came into effect on 20 June 2018.

Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI Regulations (May 2018)

Date of effect What changed?
May 2018

New RHI Regulations will introduce changes and new policies including tariff guarantees and shared ground loops. These are expected to come into effect on 22 May 2018.

Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (February 2018)

Date of effect What changed?
Spring 2018

New RHI regulations have been laid by BEIS and if approved will introduce changes and new policies including tariff guarantees and shared ground loops. 

Changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations (September 2017)

Date of effect What changed?
September 2017

BEIS have introduced changes to the small, medium and large tariff rates from 20 September 2017.

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 (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 2015

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: 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.

  • 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.

  • Published: 5th Oct 2015
  • Guidance
  • 0 Associated documents
Includes information on new sustainability criteria for installations using biomass and biogas fuels, and producers of biomethane under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) on 5 October 2015.

  • Published: 13th Jul 2015
  • Guidance
  • 0 Associated documents
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has made a number of changes to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations

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