Renewables Obligations and Feed-in Tariffs

Renewable heat incentives and feed in tariffs.

Renewable Heat Incentives

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) helps businesses, public sector and non-profit organisations meet the cost of installing renewable heat technologies. These include:

  • Biomass
  • Heat pumps (ground source, water source and air source)
  • Deep geothermal
  • Solar thermal collectors
  • Biomethane and biogas
  • Combined heat and power (CHP) systems

Payments are made over 20 years and are based on the heat output of your system.

Feed in Tariffs

You can apply to get payments from your energy supplier if you generate your own electricity. This is called a ‘feed-in tariff’ (FIT). The scheme can apply to a number of technologies, including:

  • Solar photovoltaic (solar PV)
  • Wind
  • Micro combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Hydro
  • Anaerobic digestion (AD)

Payments can apply for up to 20 years and payments can also be obtained for energy you generate to the grid.

What can CMR do to help?

CMR can manage the whole process from identifying renewable opportunities that benefit from RHI and FiT, feasibility studies, project management support and completing applications and documentation. Typical steps would include:

  • Carry out an initial renewables audit (opportunities identification);
  • Desk-top study of the audit findings;
  • Carry out feasibility studies of the technologies chosen;
    • Estimated costs
    • FiT and RHI payments (and export payments)
    • Reduction in energy consumption;
    • Impact on operations and maintenance;
  • Present the findings to the client and agree the procurement route;
  • Review metering requirements;
  • Select accredited installers; project manage installation;
  • Complete all applications (including planning) and documentation;
  • Commissioning, testing and on-going measurement & verification.

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