Friday, 1 February 2013

RHI - Quarterly Update (October to December 2012). The report presents the latest statistics and gives you an overview of recent activity and administration of the scheme.

The latest quarterly report in the RHI (October to December 2012) provides the latest snapshot of progress being made:

  • 426 new applications were received between 1 October and 31 December, and 409 installations were accredited under the scheme – an 80% increase on the number of installations accredited in the previous quarter (227).
  • 72 megawatts (MW) of additional capacity was added to the scheme (of which 1.9 MW came from preliminary accreditations) during the last quarter - a 47% increase on that added within the previous quarter (49.04 MW).

  • £1.3 million in scheme payments were made - a 53% increase on those made within the previous quarter (£849,406).
  • The enquiries line is averaging over 2000 calls a month with an increase in recent months and a peak of approximately 3500 calls in November 2012.
  • Applications in the last quarter generally showed improvements in quality, and the number of applications we accredited increased by 80% from September.
In December 2012, the RHI scheme accredited its first biomethane installation located at the Duchy of Cornwall estate at Rainbarrow Farm, Poundbury. The Prince of Wales opened an Anaerobic Digester (AD) and biomethane to grid plant which will provide renewable gas direct to the local community. The plant is owned and operated by J V Energen, a joint venture between the Duchy of Cornwall, J V Farming and agri-business strategists ABP Ltd.

At maximum capacity the plant will provide enough renewable gas for 56,000 homes in the summer and 4,000 in the winter and is the first plant in the UK to inject renewable gas directly into the local gas distribution network under the RHI.

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