Feed In Tariffs

The information site for the forthcoming guaranteed payments for renewable heat


Select a category from the list on the left to view the Frequently Asked Questions.

Here are a couple of examples from the ‘general questions’ category:

Does the Renewable Heat Incentive only apply to heat? What about gas? What about electricity?

The RHI applies both to heat from low carbon sources and to biomethane fed into the gas grid. A similar measure, the Feed-In Tariffs, was also introduced in April 2010 to cover renewable electricity. You can see more about it on the website of Feed-in Tariffs Limited.

When does the RHI start? Will my system qualify?

The Renewable Heat Incentive is due to come into force in July 2011 for non-residential installations and October 2012 for households.

All eligible systems installed from then on will certainly qualify. Many systems installed before then (but after 15th July 2009) should also qualify (but the payments won’t start until the tariffs come into force, and won’t be retrospective). See more details here.