Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP)

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) is a Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) initiative which aims to support those thinking of installing renewable heat technology on their property.

The RHPP is a one-off payment (in voucher form) toward the cost of installing a renewable heat source. The current phase (phase 2) of the RHPP is valid for installations installed before March 2014.

The Renewable Heat Premium Payments scheme offers a grant of £2000 per property (valid for 6 months) to help with the initial costs of installing your biomass boiler. This payment then gets deducted from the RHI payments over the seven years of the scheme.
You can apply for these schemes and find out more about them at the Energy Saving Trust Website.

In order to be eligible for the RHPP for biomass boilers, your property must satisfy the following criteria:

  • its heating system must not currently be mains gas-powered (i.e. you must not be connected to the grid and you must currently be using oil, solid fuel, liquid gas or electricity)
  • it must be owned by you, or if you are a tenant you must purchase the biomass boiler yourself
  • it must have 250mm of loft insulation and, where feasible, cavity wall insulation
  • you must not have received any payment under RHPP phase 1 (non-domestic)
  • the biomass boiler itself must be installed by a Microgeneration Certification Scheme-accredited installer and fitted with an MCS-approved generation meter
  • you must have undertaken a Green Deal Assessment before submitting a claim to EST for payment of your voucher
  • you should have all necessary planning and environmental permissions in place

If you have any questions or require clarification on specific matters relating to your claim, email: [email protected]

If you require further clarification about this scheme click here.

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