Today the new RHI regulations came into force, unfortunately for those who plan to install a biomass boiler, a serious error in the drafting of the new regulations means that all biomass installations up to 500kWth will be prevented from receiving the RHI payment. This is down to errors with elements in the regulations that are aimed at emissions and their certification.
All is not lost though as DECC have drafted proposals to rectify the issue with Parliament, when they next sit (sometime in December).
So what does this mean for my Biomass install?
Well if you have ‘fully made’ your application and have been provided with a tariff start date, it seems that this most probably will be honoured by Ofgem*. However, if you are considering installing biomass or are part way through an installation, Ofgem are still taking applications but the chance is they will be delayed until the issue has been rectified. It is therefore best to check directly with Ofgem to see whether/if you should enter details about air quality on the application.