Understanding Government incentives for generating renewable energy using heat pumps.

What is the RHI?

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme to incentivise renewable heat. By providing financial benefits to those who participate, the amount of heat coming from renewable sources has increased drastically and provides great benefits for the environment. To be able to apply, your installation needs to be an MSC certified.

How does it work

As installation of renewable energy sources can be costly, this scheme aims to give back by off-setting those costs, making it an extremely competitive alternative to Gas, Oil or LPG heating.

After you join the scheme, calculations will be made and then you will receive quarterly payments for seven years. These payments will vary depending on the energy source, and the amount of heat produced.

How much will I get paid?

For Air Source Heat pump installations you could receive up to £1,348 a year for 7 years (capped at £9,441).

For Ground Source Heat pump installations you could be eligible for up to £4,573 a year for 7 years (capped at £32,011).

Please note these are subject to change and the exact amount will vary based on the energy efficiency of your property and how much heat you generate and your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). We can provide an accurate calculation so you know how much you can expect to save.

How to apply

The scheme is running till the 31st of March 2022, which you can apply for via Ofgem.

Whilst there may be hoops to go through, calculations to be made and an application process, here at Wilson Heat Pumps we can help you through this entire process, saving you time and maximising the returns.