UK sets tariff levels for residential RHI program

By Staff | August 20, 2013

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has published tariff levels for the residential version of its Renewable Heat Incentive program. A similar program has been operational in the U.K.’s non-domestic sector since November 2011.

A tariff level of 12.2 pence per kWh (p/kWh) was set for biomass heat. Biomass technologies eligible for participation in the program include biomass-only boilers and biomass pellet stoves with back boilers. Other renewable thermal technologies are also eligible for the program, including air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal installations.

“Investing for the long term in new renewable heat technologies will mean cleaner energy and cheaper bills. So this package of measures is a big step forward in our drive to get innovative renewable heating kit in our homes,” said Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker.