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The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2014

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Substitution of regulation 8 (eligible installations generating heat using heat pumps)

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8.  For regulation 8 substitute—

Eligible installations generating heat using ground source heat pumps

8.(1) This regulation applies if the plant complies with all of the following requirements—

(a)it is a ground source heat pump;

(b)it generates heat using naturally occurring energy;

(c)in the case of a plant with an installation capacity of 45kWth or less, the plant meets the requirements in regulation 13;

(d)it has a coefficient of performance of at least 2.9; and

(e)in the case of a plant in respect of which an application for accreditation is made on or after the third relevant date—

(i)the plant is designed and installed to operate with a seasonal performance factor of at least 2.5; and

(ii)where the plant is capable of heating and cooling, a design heat load for the plant has been calculated in accordance with BS EN 12831:2003(1).

(2) Paragraph (3) applies where—

(a)an application for accreditation in respect of the plant is made on or after the third relevant date; and

(b)the plant was first commissioned on or after 4th December 2013.

(3) Where this paragraph applies, the requirement in paragraph (1)(b) is deemed to be satisfied where, in addition to using naturally occurring energy in the form of heat, the plant uses—

(a)solar energy which has been gathered by any means (other than by a solar collector which is an accredited RHI installation) and is stored in the ground in the form of heat;

(b)heat from space cooling or process cooling; or

(c)heat from processes other than the generation of heat..

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The ISBN for the English language version of this standard is ISBN 978 0580 84107 1. This standard is published by the British Standards Institution and copies can be obtained at www.bsigroup.com.

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