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The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Renewable heat incentive scheme

  3. PART 2 ELIGIBILITY AND MATTERS RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY

    1. CHAPTER 1 Eligible installations

      1. 4.(1) A plant meets the criteria for being an eligible...

    2. CHAPTER 2 Eligibility criteria for technologies

      1. 5.Eligible installations generating heat from solid biomass

      2. 6.Eligible installations generating heat from solid biomass contained in municipal waste

      3. 7.Eligible installations generating heat using solar collectors

      4. 8.Eligible installations generating heat using heat pumps

      5. 9.Eligible installations which are CHP systems

      6. 10.Eligible installations generating heat using geothermal sources

      7. 11.Eligible installations generating heat using biogas

      8. 12.Other eligibility requirements for technologies

      9. 13.MCS certification for microgeneration heating equipment

      10. 14.Plants comprised of more than one plant

      11. 15.Excluded plants

    3. CHAPTER 3 Eligibility criteria in relation to metering and steam measuring

      1. 16.Metering of plants in simple systems

      2. 17.Metering of plants in complex systems

      3. 18.Shared meters

      4. 19.Metering of CHP systems generating electricity only before 1st September 2010

      5. 20.Matters relating to all heat meters and steam measuring equipment

      6. 21.Additional metering requirements for plants generating heat from biogas

  4. PART 3 ACCREDITATION AND REGISTRATION

    1. 22.Applications for accreditation

    2. 23.Exceptions to duty to accredit

    3. 24.Changes in ownership

    4. 25.Producers of biomethane

    5. 26.Preliminary accreditation

  5. PART 4 ONGOING OBLIGATIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS

    1. CHAPTER 1 Ongoing obligations relating to the use of solid biomass to generate heat

      1. 27.Interpretation

      2. 28.Participants using solid biomass contained in municipal waste

      3. 29.Participants using solid biomass in accredited RHI installations with an installation capacity of between 45kWth and 1MWth

    2. CHAPTER 2 Ongoing obligations relating to the use of biogas to generate heat and the production of biomethane for injection

      1. 30.Biogas produced from gasification or pyrolysis

      2. 31.Participants generating heat from biogas

      3. 32.Biomethane producers

    3. CHAPTER 3 Ongoing obligations relating to other matters

      1. 33.Ongoing obligations: general

      2. 34.Ongoing obligations in relation to metering

      3. 35.Ongoing obligations in relation to the provision of information

  6. PART 5 PERIODIC SUPPORT PAYMENTS

    1. 36.Payment of periodic support payments to participants

    2. 37.Periodic support payments for accredited RHI installations in simple systems

    3. 38.Periodic support payments accredited RHI installations for complex systems

    4. 39.Fossil fuel contamination of solid biomass and fossil fuel used for permitted ancillary purposes

    5. 40.Fossil fuel contamination adjustment to periodic support payments for producers and combusters of biogas produced from gasification and pyrolysis

    6. 41.Periodic support payments to producers of biomethane

  7. PART 6 ADDITIONAL RHI CAPACITY

    1. 42.Treatment of additional RHI capacity

  8. PART 7 ENFORCEMENT

    1. 43.Power to temporarily withhold periodic support payments to investigate alleged non-compliance

    2. 44.Power to suspend periodic support payments where ongoing failure to comply

    3. 45.Power to permanently withhold or reduce a participant’s periodic support payments

    4. 46.Revocation of accreditation or registration

    5. 47.Overpayment notices and offsetting

  9. PART 8 REVOCATION OF SANCTIONS

    1. 48.Revocation of Part 7 sanctions

  10. PART 9 INSPECTION

    1. 49.Power to inspect accredited RHI installations

  11. PART 10 REVIEWS

    1. 50.Right of review

  12. PART 11 ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND NOTICES

    1. 51.Publication of guidance and publication of specified information on the Department’s website

    2. 52.Notices

  13. Signature

  14. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. 1.Information required for accreditation and registration

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Provision of information in relation to the use of biomass in certain circumstances

      1. 1.Information to be provided to the Department where biomass is used for combustion or production of biomethane

      2. 2.The information is information identifying to the best of the...

      3. 3.The information specified in paragraph 2 must be collated by...

      4. 4.The information specified in paragraph 2 must be provided for...

      5. 5.For the purpose of this Schedule— “energy crop” means a...

    3. SCHEDULE 3 - Tariffs

      Table 1

  15. Explanatory Note

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