Non-Domestic RHI Main Guidance

Publication date
21st March 2017
Information types
Policy areas

Guidance Volumes 1 and 2 provide the main guidance for the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Both have been revised to include The RHI (Amendment) Regulations 2015 amendments to the scheme which came into force on 5 October 2015.

Changes to the guidance include information on the new sustainability requirements and what participants who use biomass or biogas, or produce biomethane for injection need to do to comply.

The guidance is in two volumes:

  • Volume 1 sets out the eligibility requirements of the RHI and how applicants can become accredited or registered.
  • Volume 2 includes the ongoing requirements for RHI participants, information on how periodic support payments are calculated and paid, and our compliance and enforcement powers.

Our new Sustainability Self-Reporting Guidance provides information for participants who are self-reporting.

The new Easy Guide to Sustainability has a summary of the changes.

We have produced additional guidance on Fuel Measurement and Sampling (FMS). This is for Non-Domestic RHI participants who are required to determine the renewable proportion of the fuels they use in their renewable heat installation (and will be self-reporting on their fuel). The latest version includes guidance on the sustainability requirements which came into force on 5 October 2015, affecting all biomass, biogas and biomethane participants. Applicants who intend to self-report should now complete the FMS Questionnaire as part of their RHI application.

The carbon calculator has been developed to support operators determining the GHC emissions associated with the cultivation, processing and transportation of their biomass fuels. For further information see the UK solid and gaseous biomass carbon calculator.