Renewable Heat Incentive


The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat, and you get paid for every unit (kWh) of heat that you use. There are two schemes, the Domestic and non-Domestic RHI€“ with different tariffs, rules, joining conditions and application processes.

The RHI is available for heat pump installations. The system needs to be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) compliant and installed by a member of the Scheme. Domestic schemes should comply with the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) or the Home Insulation and Energy Systems Scheme (HIES) code of practice.

Smart Energy Systems is a member of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, installs accredited equipment which is on the Domestic RHI Product Eligibility List and complies with all the requirements of the scheme. We can even help you fill in the application form.

To apply for the domestic RHI, you will need to provide a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that is less than 24 months old. If the EPC recommends loft of cavity wall insulation, you will need to install this and obtain a new EPC before applying.

The non-Domestic RHI covers businesses and multiple properties and has different eligibility and installation requirements which Smart Energy will be happy to talk through with you.

The eligibility requirements and rules of the scheme can be found on Ofgem’s website.