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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The UK Government's RHI scheme is the first of its kind in the world and is now a major driver to use biomass heating technology for all types of non-domestic building - big, small, public or commercial!

The RHI is a fixed, index-linked income for every unit of heat you generate over a 20 year period, protected and guaranteed by primary legislation. Heat generated by the biomass boiler is also energy saved from your heating bill and therefore you gain from the inherent cost saving, whether that be oil, gas or LPG.

The RHI level of fixed return will be reviewed by the government and the first 'tariff level review' will start in 2014 for implementation in April 2015. Although it should be noted that in 2012 the Government will decide if and when the tariff levels need to be changed by a process called 'degression' (once triggered, support levels would automatically drop by a given percentage for new projects accredited under the scheme).

The level of tariff is set from the date of registration, so to maximise the level of 20 year fixed tariff available to your project, you need to contact Anglia Easy Energy now.

Tariff Name

Eligible technology

Eligible sizes

Tariff rate (pence/ kWh)

Small Biomass

Solid biomass: Mainly wood chip & wood pellet boilers, but also Energy Crops such as Miscanthus (elephant grass) and municipal Solid Waste (incl. CHP).

Less than 200 kWth

Tier 1*: 7.9

Tier 2**: 2.0

Medium Biomass

200 kWth and above; less than 1,000 kWth

Tier 1*: 4.9

Tier 2**: 2.0

Large Biomass

1,000 kWth and above

1

* Tier 1 applies annually up to the Tier Break (installed capacity x 1,314 peak load hours, i.e.: kWth x 1,314)
** Tier 2 applies above the Tier Break.

Why use Anglia Easy Energy for my RHI project?

Your RHI payments are based on metered heat over a 20 year period. It is therefore critical that you have a good design and quality equipment, which stands the test of time. You also need to have the system maintained by highly trained and accredited engineers.

Anglia Easy Energy are the East of England leading experts in biomass heating technology and specialise in robust design using quality products. We have offered a nationwide after-sales service since 2007 to ensure that you achieve optimum performance from the boiler throughout its lifetime.

Some key facts about Anglia Easy Energy:

  • Anglia Easy Energy have installed over 90 biomass heating projects in the UK, from small domestic right up to large industrial.  See our case studies.
  • Anglia Easy Energy offers a nationwide after-sales service to ensure that you achieve optimum performance from the boiler throughout the 20 year life of the RHI tariff.
  • Anglia Easy Energy are a small privately owned company with no borrowings. We do not subcontract any of our work out. Project design, supply and installation is all carried out by us.
  • We have many years experience in biomass heating with the company directors being involved in the industry since the 1990’s.

Renewable Heat Incentives

Website dedicated to helping UK businesses and the public sector to understand the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) benefits and pitfalls