The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Jurisdiction: Great Brittain

Commencement: 1st March 2021 

Amends: The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014 

Mini Summary

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014 establish a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat within households. Financial support is paid quarterly, at a set rate per unit of renewable heat produced for seven years, to the owner of the heating system. Tariffs are set according to technology. The scheme is administered by the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.



The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme is amended by these Regulations in several ways.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the requirement for applications to the RHI Scheme to be made within 12 months of the renewable heating system being commissioned is extended. Any installation commissioned on or after 1st March 2019 can apply for the Scheme until it closes to new applications on 31st March 2022.

The definition of ‘code of practice’ is updated to refer to version N of the Home Insulation & Energy Systems Quality Assured Contractors Scheme’s code of practice published on 21st January 2021.

The tables in Schedule 6 are updated, which detail the expenditure within the Scheme for individual renewable heat technologies. Removed from the expenditure are any installations that will stop receiving their RHI payment tariff in 2021 as they have reached the end of their 7-year tariff period.


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