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The Renewable Heat Incentive Schemes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Amendment of regulation 36 (payment of periodic support payments to participants)

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10.—(1) Regulation 36 is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (7) after “The tariffs” insert “for installations accredited before 18th November 2015”.

(3) After paragraph 7 insert—

(7A) The tariffs for installations accredited on or after 18th November 2015—

(a)for the period beginning with 18th November 2015 and ending with 31st March 2016, are the tariffs set out in Schedule 4; and

(b)for each subsequent year commencing with 1st April and ending with the next 31st March, are the tariffs applicable on the immediately preceding 31st March adjusted by the percentage increase or decrease in the retail prices index for the previous calendar year (the resulting figure being rounded to the nearest tenth of a penny, with any twentieth of a penny being rounded upwards)..

(4) After paragraph (8) insert—

(9) Where an accredited RHI installation falls within the small or medium biomass tariffs as set out in Schedule 4—

(a)the tariff for the initial heat generated by the installation in any 12 month period commencing with, or with the anniversary of, the date of accreditation is the relevant tier 1 tariff specified in Schedule 4;

(b)the tariff for further heat generated in that same 12 month period up to a maximum of 400,000 kWhth is the relevant tier 2 tariff; and

(c)any further heat generated over 400,000 kWhth in the same 12 month period shall not be eligible for RHI payments.

(10) For the purposes of paragraph (9), “the initial heat” means the heat in kWh generated by an accredited RHI installation running at its installation capacity for 1,314 hours..

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