The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Further Proposed Amendments

Closed 31 Oct 2017

Opened 5 Sep 2017


The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced to bridge the gap between the cost of renewable heating systems and conventional alternatives. It is open to business, public sector and non-profit organisations.

The Government is keen to ensure that the Non-domestic RHI continues to contribute to both our decarbonisation targets and to the UK’s renewable energy target whilst ensuring that the scheme offers good value for money.

The Government made a commitment in the response to the 2016 consultation The Renewable Heat Incentive: A reformed and refocused scheme to undertake further detailed work on eligible heat uses and to consult on subsidy limits for very large plant. The proposals on these issues are set out in this consultation.

There are also some additional proposals on multiple installations, proposals relating to biomethane plant and a number of cross-cutting issues such as environmental permitting, replacement plant and the use of estimated data.

Respondents should note that the deadline for responding to the questions raised in chapter 2 (‘Eligible Heat Uses’) is 3 October 2017 and that, subject to the content of responses received, the Government may make policy amendments on this issue ahead of its response to the proposals raised elsewhere in this consultation. This is because the Government previously asked for evidence on this point in its December 2016 response.

The deadline for responses to all other questions is 31 October 2017


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Construction
  • Investment
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology (R&D)


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  • Renewable energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
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  • Emissions