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Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Changes in Northern Ireland

18 January 2016

What is the new legislation:
The Renewable Heat Incentive Schemes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015
What is the amended legislation: The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
Who does this effect: Northern Ireland
When does this change take place: 18th November 2015

These Regulations amend the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 in order to introduce a number of changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme in Northern Ireland.

New tariffs are being introduced for Combined Heat and Power to coincide with changes to the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) and Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROC’s). Cost control measures are also being introduced for small and medium biomass which will see a two tier tariff structure put in place, change in medium biomass banding, and an annual payment cap.

The Regulations prescribe matters relating to eligibility criteria, requirements and obligations of participants of the RHI scheme as impacted by the scheme changes.

The full text of the Regulations can be found here.

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk