As of this Monday 28 November 2011, phase 1 of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – the world’s first scheme providing long-term tariff payment to owners of renewable heating equipment - has opened for applications. RHI will initially provide assistance to industry, business and communities across Great Britain for installing ground- and water-source heat pumps with up to 4.5 pence/kWh.
|Eligible technology||Eligible size||Tariff rate (pence/kWh)||Tariff duration||Support calculation method|
|Small ground source heat pumps, water source heat pumps, deep geothermal||Less than 100kWth||4.5||20 years||Metering|
|Large ground source heat pumps, water source heat pumps, deep geothermal||100kWth and above||3.2||20 years||Metering|