- Reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations came into effect on 22 May 2018.
- Impacting both the Domestic and Non Domestic RHI schemes.
- Reforms redress payment eligibility.
- Introduce new policies covering metering of heat pump performance, tariff guarantees and shared ground loops.
- The RHI’s budget management mechanism has been extended until the end of 2020/21.
According to Simon Lomax, Managing Director of the Kensa Group:
This refinement is long overdue. Thankfully, we can finally stimulate increased deployment in line with the ambition detailed in successive carbon budgets and multiple Government publications. In many cases, shared ground loop systems will benefit tenants who are living in fuel poverty as landlords can now invest with confidence and deliver systems which offer the lowest running costs. And the falling carbon intensity of electricity generation means the carbon emissions linked to ground source heat pump installations has never been more appealing with further savings forecast.