If you currently claim an incentive for purchasing renewable heating fuels, as of 5 October 2015 you must ensure that your supplier is on an approved list published by the government.
For those customers who don’t know, the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government-led environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat.
So if, for example, you operate a biomass boiler, you may be able to claim money from the government. It’s a bit of a cash reward for investing in renewable sources of energy!
However, there are recent changes which could affect some customers. From 5 October 2015, in order to claim RHI, organisations must purchase their biomass pellets, chips or other biomass fuel from a supplier listed on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL).
These suppliers sell fuels that meet greenhouse house gas targets. So even if you don’t claim RHI, buying such fuels helps you to do your bit for the environment.
Tip: If you claim RHI, always let suppliers know when ordering that you require BSL-authorised fuel, as they may also legitimately stock non-BSL approved fuels. This will ensure you can continue to claim your RHI with confidence.
All suppliers included within our biomass fuel framework are listed on the BSL. If you require information regarding the framework, please contact [email protected].