Tuesday 24th of November 2020 | Posted In: Generate, Renewable energy, Comply

Changes to Non-Domestic RHI support

The notice published on 17 August 2020 set out the Governments intention to further support installations that have been impacted by COVID-19. These changes have now been amended further to aid those non-tariff guarantee eligible projects that have invested capital into project development and not be able to apply before the 31 March 2021.

These projects will be afforded an additional 12 months after scheme closure (on or before the 31 March 2022) to submit a properly made full application for accreditation, providing that they submit to the scheme during a window opening March 2021 an ‘extension application’.

In order to apply for the ‘extension application’, the following requirements will need to be evidenced:

  • The project was under development prior to the 17 August 2020 and is not a Tariff Guarantee
  • The project was affected/delayed by COVID-19
  • The applicant has invested capital in the project prior to the 17 August 2020
  • Provisional schematics
  • Heat Loss Assessments
  • Intended heat uses

Evidence to support an extension application must be provided no later than the 31 March 2021. If a properly made extension application is submitted in this window, applicants will then have an additional 12 months after scheme closure (on or before the 31 March 2022) in which to commission their plant and submit a full application for accreditation.

It is intended that tariff rates will be set as of the date of application for an extension application. It is intended that payment windows will open at the point of scheme closure, but payments will only begin once a properly made full application for accreditation is submitted. Payments will end on the 31 March 2041.

If you would like to discuss this process or have a specific project you believe won’t reach the deadline of the 31 March 2021 to submit your full application, please contact us on 024 7669 8899 or email renewablesteam@nfuenergy.co.uk.