The Renewable Heat Incentive is a scheme intended to financially reward those who use renewable energy to warm their homes.

The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme could give you quarterly instalments for seven years if you install, or have renewable technology to warm your home.

The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme payments are to help offset the cost of installing and operating your new heating system, Launched in April 2014 by BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme aims to cut carbon emissions and help the UK meet its renewable energy targets by using technologies like:

  • Air source heat pumps
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Biomass boilers
  • Solar water heating

You are likely to benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme if you are not on the national primary gas grid, and you are replacing your current heating system with a renewable one.

The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme had been due to close in March 2021, but the government has extended the deadline to March 2022.