Focus Incentives and Funds

11.03.2014

In spring 2014 starts the Renewable Heat Incentive for domestic consumers

(UK) Department of Energy and Climate Change announces also the introduction of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
(UK) The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support program which provides incentives for installations of renewable technologies which generate heat.

The RHI was introduced in 2011 to encourage the uptake of renewable heat and is similar to the Feed-In Tariffs (FITs) for consumers generating their own electricity.

In Spring 2014 will start the domestic RHI for customers who have installed renewable heat technology and meet the RHI eligibility criteria from 15th July 2009.

Initially the RHI will be available only for owner or those who occupy the building to which the heat is provided.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has supported the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme who certifies microgeneration technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources. MCS is a  necessary instrument for the installers who wish to take advantage of this business opportunity.