Originally set to finish at the end of March 2021, the Governments non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has received a 12-month extension. In response to concerns raised by stakeholders that a significant number of existing projects would fail to meet the scheme closure application deadline of 31st March 2021, affected projects are now able to submit an extension application.
Those existing projects unable to commission and accredit to the scheme before the previous deadline now can extend these processes until 31 March 2022.
The non-domestic RHI is currently applicable to air source heat pumps, such as the Adveco FPi range and L70, and solar thermal for commercial uses including large and small businesses, plus schools and hospitals. Administrated by Ofgem on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), tier one of the RHI incentivizes non-domestic energy producers for either the life of the installation or 20 years as a maximum.
Once successfully accredited, systems will receive quarterly payments per kilowatt-hour (kWth) of energy use, however, if metered as a multiple system, then payment is made purely for the heat generated by the heat pump or solar thermal aspect of the application.