Promotion in United Kingdom


Updated: 19.01.2019

Author: Georgios Maroulis

Summary of support schemes

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the main instrument for funding RES-H sources in the United Kingdom by supporting RES-H installations with a fixed amount per kWth produced. The scheme consists of two parts: The Non-Domestic RHI (UK) and the Domestic RHI (UK and Northern Ireland until 2016). While the Non-Domestic RHI provides payments to industry, businesses and public sector organisations, is the Domestic RHI open to homeowners, private landlords, social landlords and self-builders. In addition, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) plans to introduce changes to the Non-Domestic/Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme Regulations that came into effect in September 2017. Further amendments are introduced in 2018.


All technologies used for heat generation from renewable energy sources are eligible.

Statutory provisions

  • RHISR 2011 (The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011, No. 2860)
  • Domestic RHISR 2014 (The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014, No. 928)
  • EnA 2011 (The Energy Act 2011, c. 16)

United Kingdom

Further information

  • Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body (GD ORB) – body administering Green Deal scheme
  • +44 (0) 207 090 1031
  • GD ORB website