Tuesday 21st of April 2020 | Posted In: Compliance, Comply, Generate

Keep compliant with our new RHI HealthCheck-Lite

Introducing our latest Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) HealthCheck designed to help you meet your obligations and pass an audit, with no immediate site visit required.

Getting accredited onto the RHI scheme is just the start. Once you’re up and running, you have 20 years of compliance ahead of you in order to keep receiving your payments. If your system was installed a few years ago or has been modified since and you’re uncertain if it would pass an Ofgem audit, now is the time to check.

Over the life of the scheme, you can expect to be audited at least twice. If an auditor uncovers compliance issues you could, at best, face lengthy delays in payments while you sort out inconsistencies, while a serious breach could result in being thrown off the scheme and money paid reclaimed. In our experience, auditors find most non-compliances when they start looking at paperwork and record-keeping, and so this is a key area of focus for our HealthCheck.

The good news is that we can undertake this type of checking without visiting your site. Our RHI HeathCheck-Lite is a desk-based assessment carried out by one of our experienced engineers. We assess your paperwork and records, looking for potential issues that could result in non-compliance - any practice or process that deviates from Ofgem submitted documentation, any failure to notify system changes, and any gaps in record keeping. This includes items such as:

  • Historic heat meter readings
  • Fuel/feedstock records per installation
  • Sustainability calculations and any relevant land criteria evidence
  • Maintenance and service records
  • Evidence of commerciality of heat uses (where appropriate)
  • Formulae for the calculation of Eligible Heat Output (EHO)

When we have completed our assessment, we’ll email you a report and talk you through our findings and recommendations for improvements, including clear next step actions to help you meet your obligations and maintain good practice.

Once this key part of the HealthCheck is complete, one of our engineers can then visit your site at a later date to compare the physical installation to the paperwork, ensure it has been installed to Ofgem regulations and that integral equipment is in the correct location.

There’s no need to wait to start your RHI HealthCheck, so call us on 024 7669 8899 or email renewablesteam@nfuenergy.co.uk to find out more and arrange your RHI HealthCheck-Lite.