Commercial RHI Payments Northern Ireland are provided via The Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, This provides funding for non-domestic and commercial renewable energy installations in Northern Ireland, i.e an industrial unit, factories, or business such as retail unit of office.
The Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme is administrated by the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment Northern Ireland,and any commerical renewable heat installations commissioned since 1st September 2010 will be eligible to apply to the RHI Scheme
The Commercial RHI Payments Northern Ireland provides financial support for renewable heat technologies for the lifetime of the installation (to a maximum of 20 years). Payments will be made on a quarterly basis and determined by the actual heat output of the system therefore heat meters will be required for each installation. The RHI tariffs must be adjusted annually in line with the retail price index (RPI) for the previous calendar year.
The tables below detail the supported technologies and the tariffs at 1 April 2013
Commercial RHI Payments Northern Ireland Rates
|Type||Less than 20 Kwh||20Kwth and Above||100Kwth||Below 200kwth|
|Ground Source Heat Pump||8.7||4.4||1.3|
Application Forms for the Commercial RHI Payments Northern Ireland – *Updated 08/02/2016*
As of the 8th February 2016 , applications for the Commercial RHI Payments Northern Ireland closed. Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell announced his intention to close the domestic and non domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes. RHI was launched to the non domestic sector in November 2012 and extended to the domestic sector in December 2014.
Commenting on his decision the Minister said: ‘It is with great reluctance that I have had to announce my intention to close both RHI schemes. Both schemes have been very successful with the non domestic scheme in particular seeing significant uptake during the last 12 months and more so in the run up to the recent scheme changes introduced in November 2015.
It is estimated that around 6% of NI’s heating needs are now provided through renewable technologies. The Executive’s target to achieve 4% renewable heat has been exceeded. “However, this increased demand means the available budget for new applications has been exhausted. To meet RHI commitments for existing installations, significant levels of additional funding will have to be found from within the NI Executive’s budget for the next five years to address the current deficit.
To prevent further overspend I must bring forward legislation to the Assembly to close both schemes to new applications. “My Department will also be carrying out a comprehensive review and audit, to ensure that the operation of the schemes is strictly in compliance with the scheme requirements and the underpinning legislation.
How the Commercial RHI Payments Northern Ireland scheme works
The Commercial RHI Payments Northern Ireland provided financial support for renewable heat technologies for the lifetime of the installation (to a maximum of 20 years). Payments will be made on a quarterly basis and determined by the actual heat output of the system therefore heat meters will be required for each installation.
Commercial RHI Payments Northern Ireland- Types of Renewable Energy Systems supported
You can claim for:
- biomass boilers
- heat pumps (ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps)
- solar thermal collectors /(solar hot water panels)