What is it?


The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government financial incentive to encourage a switch to renewable heating systems. If you join and comply with the scheme rules, you’ll receive quarterly payments for seven years. It’s a way to help the UK reduce its carbon emissions. The scheme is available for households both off and on the gas grid.

Can it apply to me?

Broadly speaking the Domestic RHI scheme is for heating systems for single homes. The starting point is that your renewable heating system is in a property capable of getting a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC is the proof we need that your property is assessed as a domestic ‘dwelling’. Without one you can’t apply and won’t be able to join the scheme. 

Depending on meeting the eligibility criteria anyone can apply. 

That includes people that own the homes they live in, private and 

registered social landlords and self-builders.




Call 01323 739 474 for details of your local biomass advisor  on how the new Domestic RHI can help you or see our resources below for further information.

Ofgem Introduction to RHI

UK Government RHI Guide