The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016
What is the amended legislation: The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016
These Regulations amend the: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011
Who does this affect: UK
When does this change take place: 1st January 2017
These Regulations amend the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 which apply in Great Britain. Those Regulations create a scheme under which support payments are made to producers of biomethane for injection and to owners of plants which generate heat for eligible purposes from specified renewable sources.
Regulation 2 applies to accredited RHI installations which are, or which include, new solid biomass CHP systems. It provides for the power efficiency which will apply for the purposes of calculating the proportion of heat to which the new solid biomass CHP tariff will apply. It also amends the formula for calculating this proportion. A 10% power efficiency requirement will apply to relevant RHI installations with a tariff start date on or after 1st January 2017. The 10% power efficiency requirement will also apply on and after 1st January 2017 to relevant installations with a tariff start date between 1st August 2016 and 31st December 2016, unless they notify the Authority before the beginning of February 2017 that they wish to remain subject to the 20% power efficiency requirement.
Full text available here: http://legislation.data.gov.uk/uksi/2016/1197/made/data.pdf
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