Boiler Replacement Scheme

Following a recent government announcement non-domestic, RHI registered boilers can be exchanged / replaced and remain on your original tariff.

The RHI Regulations define a replacement plant as “a plant which is installed in place of an original plant and uses the same source of energy and technology as the original plant”. A replacement plant must meet this definition in order to be considered a replacement plant in line with the RHI Regulations.

If you are experiencing consistent problems and breakdowns, or have suffered a catastrophic failure, the Strong Energy Group is able to offer you a solution. Replace your machine for a new Hargassner or Binder biomass boiler and we will do all of the RHI paperwork for you. We will even throw in 3 years FREE servicing as part of the offer as well as an industry leading 5-year warranty. Contact us for more information. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Full Criteria can be found at OFGEM. Click here.

You can read the ‘Key Facts’ below.

Key Facts

OFGEM – Criteria for replacement plants

12.1. From the 1st October 2018, participants who wish to replace their accredited plant will be able to do so, as long as they meet the criteria set out below. Eligible replacement plants will retain the same tariff and scheme lifetime as the original plant which they have replaced.

12.2. The RHI Regulations define a replacement plant as “a plant which is installed in place of an original plant and uses the same source of energy and technology as the original plant”. A replacement plant must meet this definition in order to be considered a replacement plant in line with the RHI Regulations.

12.3. A replacement plant must meet the eligibility requirements applicable to the original plant which it is replacing. In addition, plants which generate heat from solid biomass must adhere to the current air quality requirements irrespective of the date on which the original installation was accredited.

12.4. As a participant of the RHI scheme you are required to inform Ofgem within 28 days of the installation of a replacement. Failure to do so would be in breach of your ongoing obligations and may result in compliance action.

12.5. No payments will be due between the date an original plant ceased to provide heat, or was decommissioned and the date Ofgem received all the required information to assess the eligibility of a replacement plant.

12.6. You must ensure you submit the information required to enable Ofgem to determine the eligibility of your replacement plant.