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Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2017

26 April 2017

What is the amended legislation
Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations SI 2011/2860.
Who does this affect: England, Wales and Scotland
When does this change take place: Due later in 2017
The draft Regulations will, if approved, make changes to the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme by revoking and replacing the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations SI 2011/2860.

The amendments aim to reform the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in line with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) objectives to ensure focus on long-term decarbonisation, promotion of technologies with a credible role to play in that transition, and offer better value for money.
These Regulations propose specific changes to:

  • the scheme eligibility criteria;

  • methods for calculating and issuing scheme payments;

  • budget control mechanisms; and

  • the levels of tariffs for making payments to scheme participants.

The full text of the Regulations may be found here.
Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk