Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a payment made to those choosing to generate their own renewable heat.

Like the Feed-in Tariff for electricity, the RHI encourages more renewable heat generation in the UK, cutting carbon emissions and reducing the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels.

28% of our energy in this country is used for domestic heating, the vast majority produced by burning fossil fuels. Domestic heating alone results in over 80 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year.  With over  80% of UK households reliant on mains gas for hot water and to keep their homes warm (and many others reliant on oil and coal), it’s not difficult to see how vital a renewable alternative is to achieving a low-carbon future.

We campaigned for a national Renewable Heat Incentive for many years, and developed our own version – HotROCs – in September 2008. It was the first of its kind in the country and works in conjunction with our Good Energy Gas+, using some of the revenue from bills to reward customers generating their own renewable heat.

Now the RHI is up and running, we made the difficult decision to close our HotROCs scheme at the end of 2014. Over six years, HotROCs has supported hundreds of renewable heat generators across the country. We are proud to have been the first and only supplier to have helped customers generate their own renewable heat. Although we will no longer be offering our HotROCs scheme, we are now looking at new ways to encourage decarbonisation of gas and heating. We’ll keep you updated with how things develop on our blog and in our monthly eNews. 

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