14th December 2012
Greenfish Consulting are now offering a range of energy advice to local government, commercial companies and members of the public, from carrying out EPC surveys to providing energy savings recommendations. We are advising our clients that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on the 7th December 2012 have now closed the two consultations looking at proposals to expand the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) scheme for commercial, industrial and community customers.
The first consultation focused on air to water heat pumps and energy from waste, which closed just over a month ago, with the second consultation looking at the broader expansion of the RHI scheme closing last week.
Key proposals to expand the scheme include:
• Inclusion of heating only Air to Air heat pumps with a proposed tariff of 0.97p/kWh for all sizes of installation
• Inclusion of Air to Water heat pumps with a proposed tariff of 1.7p/kWh for all sizes of installation
• Inclusion of biomass direct air heaters with a proposed tariff of 2.1p/kWh under 1MW and 1p/kWh over 1MW
• Extension of biogas combustion tariffs to installations over 200kW
• Introduction of a specific tariff for heat from biomass CHP of a proposed 4.1pkWh
• Introduction of bioliquid CHP tariff of 4.1p/kWh
• Increased tariff for deep geothermal installations from 3.4 p/kWh to 5p/kWh
• Increased range of waste feedstocks eligible for support
• Minimum energy efficiency requirements for district heating, commercial and industrial space and water heating
• Continuation of exclusion of reversible Air to Air heat pumps from the scheme
GreenFish Energy Consulting
Daniel Smith is a Director of Greenfish Consulting Ltd, a professional services company that carries out energy audits, commercial and domestic EPCs, DEC, and works with local government to provide energy advice and recommendations. Visit our website or call us on 01892 526 954