This notice outlines the government’s intention to make changes to the existing Renewable Heat Incentive schemes in the light of coronavirus:
- to ensure a smooth transition to future support schemes for low carbon heat
- to ensure non-domestic RHI projects can meet their commissioning deadlines
- to provide additional time for domestic RHI and tariff guarantee (TG) eligible technologies to access RHI funding
- to extend the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme until 31 March 2022
- to introduce a third allocation of flexible tariff guarantees under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme
- to extend the commissioning deadlines for projects currently holding a Tariff Guarantee until at least mid-March 2021
Most of the 15 responses were broadly supportive of the proposals, although they highlighted some concerns and recommendations.
As a result, we intend to proceed with the proposals, with some amendments. The changes will provide support to businesses, many of which are small and medium-sized UK enterprises, including manufacturers, installers, and project developers in the low carbon heating sector. This will support job creation at a time when economic recovery is so important.
We continue to consider what other changes may need to be made to deal with coronavirus related delays.
Alongside this notice we published 2 consultations which close on 7 July 2020: