Ground Source Heat Pumps
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Air Source Heat Pumps
Tariff levels for households has now been published and is designed to be up and running during Spring 2014.
|Ground Source Heat Pump||18.8p/kWh|
|Air Source Heat Pump||7.3p/kWh|
Customers in receipt of the Renewable Heat Premium Payments (RHPP) will be able to receive long term RHI tariff support, as will anybody who has installed an eligible technology since 15th July 2009. However, if RHPP has been claimed, this will be deducted from the RHI payments in equal amounts over the 7 years.
Payments are to be calculated on the annual amount of heat output, expressed in kilowatt hours (kWh). The beneficiary of the incentive will receive a set amount based on the deemed output, to encourage low energy consumption and discourage wasting heat.
The RHI will encourage renewable energy systems to be installed in buildings adopting a basic level of energy efficiency measures in a “whole house approach”. A basic minimum level of energy efficiency required for existing homes would be: at least 125mm of loft insulation and cavity wall filled where appropriate. Having a Green Deal Assessment is a pre-requisite to applying for the RHI and energy efficiency measures will be recommended via this.
To incentivise households to implement these standards, the scheme proposes to introduce so called “deemed” (rather than metered) compensation under RHI. This would be done through an assessment used for energy rating of buildings to identify the appropriate deemed heating heat demand of the building based on the assumption that the minimum, energy efficiency measures will have been taken up alongside the renewable heat installation. Metering is an option and those installing meters will be paid an additional amount.
The full details of the domestic RHI policy statement is availbale below. Also available is a 2 page summary of this document that East Green Energy have drafted containing the key points.