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RHI Update: Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Solid Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Tariff
RHI Update: Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Solid Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Tariff

New Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations will reduce payments to solid biomass CHP plants for systems with power efficiencies below 20%.

The higher CHP tariff will be paid for certain elements of the generated heat, with the remainder of the heat eligible for the relevant solid biomass (non-CHP) tariff.

RHI regulations state that, "where the power efficiency is lower than 20%, the proportion of the heat which receives that tariff will be reduced in accordance with the reduction in power efficiency below the 20% threshold".

The new regulations will come into effect 1 August 2016 and will impact any applications submitted on and after this date.

Heliex Power CHP schemes remain a very attractive investment 

Even with the reduced tariffs a Heliex system will still provide an attractive return on investment with typical payback of under one year.

Please see the examples below.

Increased income for biomass CHP: Per annum £170,285 Over 20 years £3,405,709

Increased income for biomass CHP: Per annum £297,279 Over 20 years £5,945,586