Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2018
These Draft Regulations aim to revoke and replace the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations SI 2011/2860. In doing so, some changes are proposed to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
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 2018
New RHI regulations have been laid by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. Subject to parliamentary approval, these regulations are expected to come into force in Spring 2018.
These regulations if approved will introduce a number of changes and new policies including tariff guarantees and shared ground loops which were announced in the December 2016 government response.
Tariff guarantees will be available for biomass CHP, geothermal and bio-methane applications of all sizes, as well as for biomass over 1MWth, biogas over 600kWth and ground source heat pumps and water source heat pumps over 100kWth. Also from the date the regulations come into force, applications submitted for a system where a ground loop is connected to two or more heat pumps, will be classified as a shared ground loop system.
The full text of the Regulations may be found here.