The Department for Energy and Climate Change has announced a new date for the commercial Renewable Heating Incentive
In a statement it said: “DECC was planning to launch the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for non-domestic generators on 30 September 2011. State aid approval is a necessary condition for the scheme to go ahead. As part of that process, the European Commission expressed concerns that the large biomass tariff was set too high.
The Commission has now given State Aid approval to the RHI subject to the large biomass tariff being reduced from 2.7p per kWH to 1p per kWH. Revised regulations have now been re-laid in Parliament to reflect the required amendment to the tariff for large scale biomass. We hope to open the scheme to applications by the end of November 2011, subject to Parliamentary approval.”
The previous delay was met with derision by the industry