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Domestic RHI scheme launch put back to 2014
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will not be available for households until next year.
DECC had previously indicated that the domestic RHI scheme would launch during 2013. However, DECC confirmed the delay in a recent press release, stating that it expects “the scheme will be up and running for householders in spring 2014”.
Since the launch of the non-domestic RHI scheme in November 2011, businesses, industry and public sector organisations have been eligible for financial subsidies for each unit of heat they generate using a renewable energy technology. Biomass boilers, solar hot water systems and ground source heat pumps are all covered under the scheme.
DECC will publish details over the summer about the domestic RHI scheme launch – which will see RHI payments extended to households.