Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tracker
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tracker

The following Energy practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tracker

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tracker

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme in Great Britain, that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat, in a sector currently heavily dominated by fossil fuels. The idea is that by providing financial incentives, some of the barriers to adoption, such as high up front costs and operational expenditure, will be removed.

The RHI scheme has been split into two phases:

  1. phase 1, which was introduced in November 2011 for non-domestic installations in the industrial, business and public sectors

  2. phase 2, which deals with the domestic RHI (preceded by the Renewable Heat Premium Payment) was rolled out in April 2014 and was intended to be open until 2021, however the government announced in its Spring Budget 2020 that the domestic RHI scheme is to be extended until March 2022.

This RHI tracker displays the current status and most recent developments in relation to the domestic and non-domestic RHI since January 2015, covering consultations, regulatory guidance publications and key amendments to the RHI schemes. For more information on the RHI schemes, see Practice Notes: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) (non-domestic)—key features and Renewable Heat Incentive (domestic).

Up until 14 July 2016, the government department responsible for energy policy was known as the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). From 14 July 2016, DECC was subsumed within the Department

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