How to apply

Get prepared

For the application process to be as smooth as possible, it’s essential to prepare in advance. If you’ve seen the application form questions, got your answers ready and gathered all of the supporting evidence needed beforehand it will help to ease the application process.

Take a look at our Guide to the RHI Application Form and Easy Guide to Applying, which show you the questions one by one. They include tips and pointers to where to find the information required, and links to the documents and templates that you will need.

Evidence and documents needed

Your application needs to include a number of documents and evidence which can be found in the Easy Guide to Applying.

A few things to note

The application form will work on all devices but we recommend you use your computer (rather than a smartphone or tablet) where possible.

We ask that the authorised signatory completes the form personally as bank and personal details are required.

Make sure that the name and personal details you use for your application are the same as the bank account you’re using. If you’re unsure what information your bank holds on you, you can check the Equifax Website.

Avoid the main pitfalls

To make sure your application gets processed quickly, avoid these common pitfalls:

  • Incomplete applications – particularly missing/incomplete documents or insufficient detail in text boxes.
  • Poor quality schematic diagram.
  • Poor quality Independent Report on Metering Arrangements (IRMA) (see Guidance Volume 1, Chapter 13).
  • Not checking the application form before submitting to pick up small errors (such as entering the installation capacity as MW instead of kW / meter readings slightly out of date, etc).

Publications and updates

  • Published: 1st Mar 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This guide is designed to help you save time and provide a high quality and complete application form for the Renewable Heat Incentive.

  • Published: 25th Feb 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the most recent version of the easy guide to Non-Domestic RHI and includes latest amendments to the scheme.

  • Published: 25th Feb 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This guide is for people interested in finding out more about heat pumps. It focuses on efficiency, metering requirements and ties in with other publications in the easy guide series.

  • Published: 25th Feb 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the most recent version of the easy guide to metering and includes latest amendments to the Non-Domestic RHI

  • Published: 4th Dec 2015
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
A spreadsheet based questionnaire to be completed by an applicant where an installation uses external piping.

  • Published: 5th Oct 2015
  • Guidance
  • 2 Associated documents
Applicants who intend to ‘self-report’ as part of the new sustainability requirements should complete the FMS Questionnaire as part of their RHI application.

  • Published: 28th Sep 2015
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
The Heat Pump Installer Declaration is one of the mandatory documents that must be uploaded if you are submitting a heat pump application.

  • Published: 12th Feb 2015
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This is guidance to be used alongside the Heat Loss Assessment Questionnaire.

  • Published: 11th Feb 2015
  • Guidance
  • 2 Associated documents
The UK Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator is developed for calculating carbon intensity and greenhouse gas (GHG) saving of solid biomass and biogas used for electricity and heat generation.

  • Published: 21st Oct 2014
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
Template for letter appointing an Authorised Signatory to an RHI account as the responsible agent for the organisation.

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