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to pick up small errors (such as entering the installation capacity as MW instead of kW / meter readings slightly out of date, etc).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: 8th Aug 2014
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This form is intended to be completed and submitted where the person who is applying for biomethane registration is not also producing the biogas which is subsequently used for biomethane injection.

  • Published: 31st Mar 2014
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
Applicants for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) with biomass boilers must submit an emissions certificate or environmental permit for their boiler with their application.

  • Published: 13th Mar 2014
  • Guidance
  • 3 Associated documents
A guide to what you should meter and how to answer RHI metering questions This guide can help you determine your metering requirements either before you start your application or as you are working your way through the process. There are two versions of...

  • Published: 24th Sep 2013
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
Document providing further information on Ofgem's acceptance criteria for heat loss calculations under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

  • Published: 2nd Sep 2013
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
We are publishing this draft guidance following the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2013 (the 2013 Amendment No.2 Regulations).

  • Published: 5th Jul 2012
  • Licence applications
  • 1 Associated documents
This Applicant Guidance Note provides a comprehensive guide to the RHI application form.

  • Published: 28th Nov 2011
  • Other
  • 0 Associated documents
This user guide should be used for assistance when utilising the Renewable Heat Incentive Register in conjunction with the other RHI information and guidance available.

  • Published: 28th Nov 2011
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the spreadsheet to be completed by applicants to the RHI who have more than 10 meters associated with their installation.

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