Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) (non-domestic)—key features
Produced in partnership with James Shepherd of Clifford Chance
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) (non-domestic)—key features

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with James Shepherd of Clifford Chance provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) (non-domestic)—key features
  • What is the RHI?
  • What is the non-domestic RHI?
  • The background to the 2018 RHI Regulations and the key changes they implement
  • The 2018 RHI Regulations
  • Eligibility
  • Application procedure
  • Payments and tariffs
  • Ongoing obligations in respect of accredited or registered installations
  • Ofgem’s role
  • more

This Practice Note introduces the background to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2018 (2018 RHI Regulations), SI 2018/611. The 2018 RHI Regulations were laid before Parliament in February 2018 and came into force on 22 May 2018. The 2018 RHI Regulations revoked and replaced the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 (RHI 2011), SI 2011/2860 (as amended), which previously underpinned the non-domestic RHI in Great Britain (GB). The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (2019 RHI Amendment Regulations), SI 2019/1052 came into force on 17 July 2019, amending 2019 RHI Regulations (see: LNB News 27/06/2019 1). As such, all references to 2018 RHI Regulations herein should be read as having been amended, where relevant, by 2019 RHI Amendment Regulations.

This Practice Note also sets out the key substantive amendments the 2018 RHI Regulations have made to the non-domestic RHI scheme and sets out a consolidated detailed overview of the 2018 RHI Regulations’ provisions in respect of:

  1. eligibility

  2. application procedure

  3. payments and tariffs

  4. ongoing obligations in respect of accredited or registered installations

  5. the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets’ (Ofgem) role, and

  6. interaction with other schemes

Finally, this Practice Note details the interface between the non-domestic RHI and the other key subsidies that can apply to heat generation in