TEAM’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) service helps organisations obtain their RHI tariff payments, which, over the life of the system, can be significant.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced to support technologies that generate heat from renewable sources. These include biomass boilers, ground and air to water source heat pumps, solar thermal, and biogas boiler or combined heat and power (CHP) applications. Over a period of 20 years, the government (via Ofgem) will pay owners of these systems for each kWh of heat generated according to a set of published tariffs. Systems must be heat metered according to carefully prescribed standards in order to be eligible for such payments.
TEAM provides guidance and if required a full quarterly on-line application service for subsidy funding approval and claims under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. This avoids widespread problems with this claims process: Ofgem have stated that overall 40% of such submissions are not valid and so cannot be paid or have long delays. TEAM can also provide the Independent Reports on Metering Arrangements (IRMAs) which are required in all cases except for ‘standard’ metering installations.
The TEAM’s RHI services can include:
Renewable Heat Installations offer a great way to reduce carbon emissions and to offset the cost of installing new or replacement plant, providing the RHI can be claimed in full. Organisations planning a renewable heat installation need to be confident that the installation and heat metering is suitable for RHI scheme approval.
TEAM can provide a full RHI application service ensuring that RHI payments can be obtained without unnecessary delays. This will enable the technical team to concentrate on delivering the best design and installation, while having strong technical support and advice from a team with extensive experience in the application process. Typically, this service will include:
All but simpler ‘standard’ metering installations require an Independent Report on Metering Arrangements (IRMA) to accompany an RHI submission. The report can be key to getting RHI approval and can only be carried out by an ‘unbiased and impartial’ engineer who meets specific criteria. Our experienced and qualified engineers will provide all the necessary support to ensure a comprehensive report is submitted to Ofgem.
TEAM has authored the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Guide to Good Practice: Heat Metering. This has become the industry-recognised standard for a procedure of particular importance in the context of the RHI. The guide is available from BESA online.
TEAM is therefore fully skilled to provide the best quality service in this area.
The following companies have used TEAM’s expert RHI Services:
TEAM have been instrumental in helping us achieve our RHI subsidy and strengthening our relationship with Ofgem. The skills and knowledge that they offer has been an incredible support to us over the years.