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HPA welcomes RHI update

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the the recent RHI update statement by DECC

The update is claimed to focus on the issue of the low uptake of ground source heat pump systems, particularly when compared to other technologies currently supported.

The HPA has urged that the review of the underpinning assumptions should be transparent and conducted swiftly so that prompt and appropriate action can be taken, particularly in regard to current installation costs and load factors used. The HPA is however concerned about the lack of a defined timescale and clarity surrounding the whole review process.

As well as the tariff itself, the HPA feels that uncertainty about the availability of the tariff level on final completion of the project is just as significant with such long term installations as GSHP. Therefore the commitment to further develop the Non-Domestic RHI based on the recent consultations to provide “certainty to the market” is very welcome.

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