UK announced detail on renewable heat subsidy

The Department of Energy and Climate Change in the UK have provided further details on the subsidy for domestic renewable heat this week.

The new proposals offer additional support for combined heat and power, ground and air-source heat pumps, waste, deep and geothermal heat. Householders will get paid for the heat produced by their installed technology through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Greg Barker
Under the new plans, they will receive payments for seven years for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of heat produced compared to the property’s expected heat usage, reports Energy Live News.

Payments of 6.9-11.5 pence per kWh will be eligible for air source heat pumps, biomass boilers will receive 5.2-8.7p/kWh, 12.5-17.3p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and solar thermal technologies will get 17.3p/kWh.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “We need to revolutionise the way we heat our homes and businesses and move away from expensive fossil fuels, not only to cut carbon but to help meet our renewables targets and save money on bills.

DECC hopes the scheme could help drive 380,000 renewable heating installations by 2020.

For more CHP news




Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...