About The Domestic RHI Scheme

Renewable Heat IncentiveThe Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet its renewable energy targets.People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat it’s estimated their system produces.

Since opening in April 2014, the scheme has already seen thousands of people successfully join and receive payments. You can see what some of these participants have to say about the process by reading our case studies.

Who's it for?

The scheme is open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements. It’s for households both off and on the gas grid.

The domestic RHI works as a financial support program for households with renewable energy heating systems. With the help of the RHI, households can save a significant amount of money in the long run, if they have eligible heating systems like heat pumps installed in their home.

Payments are made every three months (quarterly) in arrears to the homeowner, for a seven-year period following application completion.

RHI payback amount depends on the EPC (Electrical Performance Certificate) results from your recent EPC by a qualified energy assessor which must be within the last two years of making a RHI application.

When applying via the Ofgem website for the domestic RHI you will require two documents:

An MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certificate by an accredited MCS company of which New Heat Solutions are (MCS Membership Number: APH47135)

An EPC certificate.