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The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014

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This is a draft item of legislation and has not yet been made as a UK Statutory Instrument. This draft has been replaced by a new draft, The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014 ISBN 978-0-11-111119-2

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2

    1. 3.Eligibility criteria

    2. 4.Requirements for biomass plants

    3. 5.Requirements for heat pumps

    4. 6.Requirements for solar thermal plants

    5. 7.Installation requirements

    6. 8.Certification requirements

    7. 9.Plants used to generate heat before the first commissioning date

    8. 10.Requirements regarding funding of plants

    9. 11.Requirement that plant is not an accredited RHI installation

    10. 12.Requirements where more than one plant provides heat to a property

    11. 13.Plants where heat generation must be metered

    12. 14.Metering requirements

    13. 15.Positioning of meters when recording heat generated by biomass plants

    14. 16.Positioning of meters when recording heat generated by heat pumps

  4. PART 3

    1. 17.Accreditation applications

    2. 18.Powers of the Authority when considering an accreditation application

    3. 19.Time limits for provision of information

    4. 20.Conditions of accreditation

    5. 21.Accreditation

    6. 22.Rejection of accreditation applications

  5. PART 4

    1. 23.Authorisation applications

    2. 24.Powers of the Authority when considering an authorisation application

    3. 25.Authorisation

  6. PART 5 RHI

    1. 26.Duty to make RHI payments

    2. 27.Calculation of RHI payments where metering is not required

    3. 28.Calculation of RHI payments where heat generated by a plant must be metered

    4. 29.Calculation of deemed annual heat generation

    5. 30.Calculation of eligible metered heat generated by biomass plants

    6. 31.Calculation of eligible metered heat generated by heat pumps

    7. 32.Calculation of grant funding deduction

  7. PART 6

    1. 33.Duty to calculate and publish tariffs

    2. 34.Calculation of initial tariffs

    3. 35.Calculation of initial tariffs: calculation of A

    4. 36.Calculation of initial tariffs: calculation of B

    5. 37.Calculation of subsequent tariffs

    6. 38.Expenditure forecast statement and tariff change notice

  8. PART 7

    1. 39.Ongoing obligations: general

    2. 40.Ongoing obligations: changes affecting accredited domestic plants

    3. 41.Ongoing obligations: annual declarations

    4. 42.Ongoing obligations: emissions from biomass

    5. 43.Ongoing obligations: metering

    6. 44.Ongoing obligations: provision of information

  9. PART 8

    1. 45.Review of accreditation following notification of a change in circumstances

    2. 46.Changes affecting whether accredited domestic plants must be metered

    3. 47.Replacement plants

    4. 48.Changes in ownership of accredited domestic plants

  10. PART 9

    1. 49.Additional payments where a registered metering and monitoring agreement relates to an accredited domestic plant

    2. 50.Registration applications

    3. 51.Conditions of registration

    4. 52.Registration

    5. 53.Exceptions to duty to give registration

    6. 54.Changes affecting registration

    7. 55.Withdrawal of registration

  11. PART 10

    1. 56.Inspection

    2. 57.Power to withhold RHI payments during investigation

    3. 58.Power to withhold RHI payments in the case of non-compliance

    4. 59.Revocation of accreditation

    5. 60.Overpayment notices and offsetting

    6. 61.Revocation of sanctions

    7. 62.Right of review

  12. PART 11

    1. 63.Scheme review and evaluation

    2. 64.Right of review of decisions by the Secretary of State

  13. PART 12

    1. 65.Provision of information to the Authority

    2. 66.Reliance on declarations and other information available to the Authority

    3. 67.Duty to maintain a central register

    4. 68.Duty to publish guidance

    5. 69.Duty to report to the Secretary of State

    6. 70.Duty to provide additional information to the Secretary of State

  14. PART 13

    1. 71.Notices, notifications and applications

    2. 72.Consequential amendments

  15. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Standards relevant to plants

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Requirements for RHI emission certificates

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Eligible properties

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Information required for accreditation

      1. PART 1 Information required from all applicants making an accreditation application

      2. PART 2 Additional information which may be required from an applicant for accreditation

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Tariffs

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Expenditure for individual technologies

      1. PART 1 Biomass plants

      2. PART 2 Air source heat pumps

      3. PART 3 Ground source heat pumps

      4. PART 4 Solar thermal plants

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Requirements for metering and monitoring agreements

  16. Explanatory Note

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