Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) update

Posted on 6 December 2013

On 4 December, the Department of Energy and Climate Change reponded to previous consulations’ on improving the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

The table below sets out the levels of support that will be implemented on 1 April 2014 (subject to state aid approval).

Key improvements include:

  • Support for medium and large scale biogas
  • Increased support for large biomass

Greenspan see this announcement as positive news for the renewables sector,  giving the support required to kick start development.


TechnologyScaleTierPrice /MWh
Biomass< 200kW1 (15%)£88
200kW-1MW1 (15%)£51
> 1MW£20
Biogas< 200kW£75
200kW - 599kW£59
Biomethane InjectionAll£75
Ground Source Heat Pumps1 (15%)£87
Solar Thermal< 200kW£100
Air to Water Heat Pumps£25
Deep Geothermal£50