Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies amongst householders, communities and businesses through financial incentives. It is the first of its kind in the world and the UK Government expects the RHI to contribute towards the 2020 ambition of 12% of heating coming from renewable sources.

The domestic RHI was launched on 9th April 2014 and provides financial support to the owner of the renewable heating system for seven years. The scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland and is targeted at – but not limited to – off-gas households.

The UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) makes key policy decisions and energy regulator Ofgem E-Serve administers the scheme. Policy documents can be found on the UK Government website. The eligibility requirements and rules of the scheme are on Ofgem’s website.

Northwest Timber Limited  are registered as part of the Biomass Suppliers list (BSL) where we supply premium grade and renewable heat incentive (RHI) compliant woodchip and firewood logs. They also offer a design and installation for wood fuel heating systems.

For further information on renewable heating systems visit the Northwest Timber website: or call: 07725 903122

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