The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published two consultations on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for commercial, industrial and community schemes.
One consultation, which is open until 7th December, focuses on expansion of the scheme while the second deals with air to water heat pumps and energy from waste and closes on 18th October.
Inclusion of heating only air to air heat pumps with a proposed tariff of 0.97p/kWh for all sizes of installation
Inclusion of air to water heat pumps with a proposed tariff of 1.7p/kWh for all sizes of installation
Inclusion of biomass direct air heaters with a proposed tariff of 2.1p/kWh under 1MW and 1p/kWh over 1MW
Extension of biogas combustion tariffs to installations over 200kW
Introduction of a specific tariff for heat from biomass CHP of a proposed 4.1pkWh
Introduction of bioliquid CHP tariff of 4.1p/kWh
Increased tariff for deep geothermal installations from 3.4 p/kWh to 5p/kWh
Increased range of waste feedstocks eligible for support
Minimum energy efficiency requirements for district heating, commercial and industrial space and water heating
Continuation of exclusion of reversible air to air heat pumps from the scheme
To respond to the consultation on the expansion of RHI, click here.
To respond to the consultation on air to water heat pumps and energy from waste, click here.
DECC will be running a series of events nationwide to provide a platform for questions and inform interested parties about the consultations. Further details will shortly be published on DECC’s website.
What did industry say to this news? Read our account here.
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