Wednesday, 8 August 2012

RHI: 100th accredited application

The 100th installation was accredited to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme on 19th June 2012.

The Meikleour Trust, a Scottish estate, installed a 500kWth biomass boiler to supply heat via a district heating system to a range of buildings including the main house, a greenhouse, holiday lets and other outbuildings. 

The owner also intends to expand the system to a planned housing development in the future. The fuel is local wood chip that is sourced from sustainable local forestry.

The most recent RHI quarterly report from Ofgem shows a high uptake of solid biomass installations which make up 99% of capacity and 90% of total accreditations under the scheme.

Chart 1 shows the total installed capacity accredited by the scheme since November 2011. As of 30 June 2012, a total of 49.41 MW of installed capacity had been accredited to the scheme.

Heat pumps (ground and water combined) make up 8% of accredited installations and 0.75% of capacity. 

Biogas and solar thermal technologies each account for 1% of the total number of accredited installations as well as 0.24% and 0.01% of accredited capacity respectively.

A total of 121 renewable heat installations have
been accredited under the scheme, seven of which
are preliminary accreditations.
  • Only four applications have been rejected, all because applicants had received public funds or grants.
  • 49.41 MW of total capacity has been accredited, 11.36 MW of which is preliminary.
  • A total of £350,594 in RHI periodic payments has been made to participants.

The number of accredited installations for the second quarter increased from 20 at the end of March to 121 installations accredited by the end of June.

Solid biomass installations continues to make up the majority of accredited installations and accredited capacity.

Installed capacity has increased to 49.41 MW from 5.25 MW. The amount of periodic payments made to participants has increased from £9,707 to £350,594.

1 comment:

  1. Renewable energies play an important role in the global commercial energy map. Many industries and private companies are getting a lot of benefits by using Renewable energy.Biomass is one of them. Burning biomass, such as wood pellets or logs, emits a similar amount of carbon dioxide as is absorbed by plants and trees. Biomass is therefore, the only real carbon-neutral energy.The use of renewable must increase in upcoming years.