RHI Scheme Consultation Report Out Today

The non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme consultation report has been published. 


The Department for the Economy (DfE) today published its analysis of responses to its consultation on the future of the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

DfE received a total of 258 responses to the consultation.  The responses provided the Department with a range of information and views, including information from scheme participants on costs associated with biomass installations, the impact of tariff changes and data on capital costs.

The Consultation Report provides an impartial record of the views and information provided by respondents. It also outlines the Department’s key considerations in identifying its preferred option for the long-term payment structure for Non-Domestic RHI Scheme.

The Consultation Report can be accessed at:


The Department will now identify a preferred option for the long-term payment structure.  The Department will then write to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland requesting that she sponsors legislation in Westminster which would give effect to that option (in the absence of a Northern Ireland Assembly).

The Department is grateful to those who took the time to respond.