Green Deal and RHI

The Green Deal

The Government's new flagship energy saving scheme known as The Green Deal became fully operational on 28th January 2013. On 23rd July 2015 DECC announced that it was ceasing further funding for the Green Deal Finance Company and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) 

From 20th May 2013, applicants for Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) were required to have a Green Deal Assessment prior to payment of their voucher. From 24th March 2016 it will no longer be necessary to have a Green Deal Assessment for RHI applications. An EPC which is less than 24 months old will be required and minimum standrads for loft and cavity wall insulation will have to be met. 

For more information click here to visit the DECC website 

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI)

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme also known as RHI was launched on 9th April 2014. It is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use naturally replenished energy can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules, receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat their system produces.

The scheme is available to homeowners and registered social and private landlords.

There are four eligible heating types:

Biomass boilers

Air source heat pumps

Ground source heat pumps

Flat plate and evacuated tube solar panels

The scheme is fully explained in the ofgem website here