The RHI scheme has now closed to new applicants, however it is easy to sit back and relax thinking the job is done. If you’re an NFU Energy account managed customer then that is likely the case, but for those undertaking the day-to-day management of the RHI have a considerable amount to do to stay compliant.
If you are audited and compliance issues are found, you could have your payments withheld, or removed from the scheme completely. NFU Energy can help, we remove the hassle and give you peace of mind with our RHI services.
Made changes to your heating system?
If you have changed any aspect of your system since the original RHI application, it is worth checking if you need to notify Ofgem of these changes. We can help you determine what is required and complete the work with you, but some examples of changes that will need an Amendment application submitting to Ofgem could include, adding heat uses, meter replacements, changes to external pipework and even different fuel use.
Periodic Data Submissions
Being on the RHI scheme, you will be required to provide metering data monthly or quarterly, and all of the data will be reviewed if you have an RHI audit by Ofgem. Our RHI management service provides you with a hassle free service by providing a dedicated point of contact who sense checks and submits metering data to Ofgem.
If non-compliances are found on an RHI audit’, it could lead to delays in payments, whilst serious breaches could see you removed from the scheme and any money received being reclaimed. We can help reduce this risk by carrying out one of our HealthCheck audits. Our HealthCheck Lite service is a desk-based assessment of your paperwork and records related to your accreditation. This includes a review of your historic meter readings, fuel/feedstock records, sustainability calculations and any relevant land criteria evidence, service and maintenance records, etc. On completion of the audit, we provide a report by email and meet with you by telephone/video call to review our findings and make any recommendations for improvement, including clear next step actions to ensure you meet your obligations.
Throughout the RHI scheme, your heat generating equipment must be maintained as per manufacturers recommendations, which will need to be proved should you be audited. What’s less known is that heat meters must be recalibrated every 10 years and this must also be evidenced. In some cases taking the heat meter off site, and losing the ability to generate heat for a number of days is more costly than installing a new meter and submitting a Heat Meter amendment to Ofgem. We can help supply new meters, carry out meter amendments or advise of help with recalibration.
If you have any queries, please call a member of our team on 024 7669 6512 or email us.