Changes to RHI will affect all participants

On the 3rd March 2016, the Government released a consultation document outlining proposals for the reform of the Domestic & Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Whether you are an existing RHI participant, or in the early stages of considering an RHI eligible installation, these proposals may affect you. The proposed changes will be implemented in April 2016 and Spring 2017. 

Here is a summary of the changes that will be implemented in April 2016:

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Earlier in February, the Sustainable Fuel Register (SFR) was officially launched at Energy Now Expo 2016. Thank you to everyone who came to listen to Jon Swain’s (Farm Energy Centre) and Kevin Lindegaard’s (Crops for Energy) presentation. You can view the presentation by clicking the link at the bottom of this blog.

Here’s what the industry experts are saying about the SFR:

The future of BSL discussed by industry reps

I recently visited DECC, along with representatives from the wood fuel industry, to discuss our experiences with the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) and ways in which it could be improved for the future.

 The BSL is currently owned by DECC, but operated under licence by GemServe. The licence and funding is due to expire later this year and DECC are considering where to go with it next…

As ever, DECC remained tight lipped about their plans and considerations, but it is encouraging that they are prepared to talk with, and listen to, the people that the BSL effects most.