Biomass RHI reductions July 2015

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Biomass RHI reductions July 2015

June 15, 2015
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Success of Biomass leads to reduction on Domestic and Commercial RHI payments.

On 29 May 2015 The Department for Energy and Climate Change announced the degression ‘super trigger’ for Biomass had been passed. This means the RHI payments for Domestic Biomass will be reduced by a further 20% to 7.14p per kWh for applications made after 1 July 2015.

The commercial RHI will also be affected with the small commercial biomass tariff seeing a 25% reduction from 1st July to 4.4p per kWh.

RHI payments have to be kept within a set budget and this is done by lowering the tariff rates for new applicants if uptake of the scheme is higher than the approved budget. Tariffs are reviewed every quarter, but tariffs are only reduced if payments made are higher than the set degression trigger.

This degression does not affect air or ground source heat pumps, or solar thermal tariffs and it’s important to note that legacy applicants are not affected by degression.

If you would like to know more about the RHI incentives on Biomass or any of our other energy saving solutions, including how they can work for you financially, please get in touch by using our online form or by calling us on 0845 600 7 800.