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Latest RHI news 2016

December 8, 2016 featured image

Things have been quiet on the domestic RHI front in recent months. After last year’s election and with Brexit this year, you could be forgiven for thinking that climate issues have fallen by the wayside.

It has certainly been a while since our last RHI update but last week we received an email from OFGEM containing the latest news from the scheme.

Here are some of the key updates.


The News

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that there will be a 10% degression to the biomass boilers and stoves tariff rate.

This means that the biomass tariff will be reduced from 4.68p/ kWh to 4.21p/ kWh.

The change will come in on the 1st January 2017.

If you are already on the Domestic RHI scheme you will not be affected, only those who apply to the scheme on or after the 1st January 2017 will be affected.

Learn more about the tariffs and payments on the OFGEM website here.

In addition to this OFGEM announced that they hit their milestone of 50,000 accredited installations this summer (2016). As of December 2016 they have welcomed just over 52,000 accreditations to the Domestic RHI.

New text message service

A new text messaging service has been introduced in an effort to improve customer service and make dealing with OFGEM more straight forward.

The new service will arrive in 2017, you just have to add your phone number to your MyRHI account.

The service will only comprise of important updates like when your mandatory annual declarations are due.

To make sure you receive the messages, login to your MyRHI account and add your phone number.

Frequently asked questions about Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Finally, OFGEM have put together a handy document about Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for people intending to apply to the Domestic RHI or currently receiving Domestic RHI payments.

It includes answers to some of the frequently asked questions they receive.

Download it below.

Renewable Installer Courses

Logic4training still supports the RHI scheme and renewables in general. This is primarily delivered in the form of heat pump training courses but we still take enquiries for Solar PV and Solar Thermal.

If you are interested leave us an enquiry here.

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