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.
Our RHI HealthCheck service looks at three distinct areas:
- Review of records - This includes meter, fuel, maintenance and eligible use.
- Review of sustainability - Checking it has been recorded correctly and the fuel/feedstock have been accurately categorised.
- Review the physical installation - This will include, checking all the meters are installed correctly, checking all buildings that are connected have been notified to Ofgem and checking insulation quality.
Over the last few years that we have been offering an RHI HealthCheck service that ensures you are meeting all your ongoing obligations and provide support and advise on how to prepare. We have also been involved with helping RHI participants respond to Ofgem queries/non-compliances following audits.
What is an RHI HealthCheck?
- A site visit from an NFU Energy RHI expert
- Covers your physical system, records and fuel sustainability
- Assesses how well your system and processes match your accredited documentation
- Ensures you are keeping all the right records in the right format
- Highlights any necessary changes to remain RHI compliant
- Helps you sail through an Ofgem audit