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The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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3.  In regulation 2(1)—

(a)after the definition of “assessment date” insert—

“assignment” means an arrangement under which a participant assigns their RHI payments to an NRI;;

(b)after the definition of “certified installer” insert—

“code of practice” means—

(a)

version M of the Home Insulation & Energy Systems Quality Assured Contractors Scheme Code of Practice published on 1st March 2017(1);

(b)

version 6 of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code published on 28th October 2016(2);;

(c)in the definition of “eligible electricity meter”, in both places where it occurs, for “MI-003” substitute “V”;

(d)in the definition of “eligible gas meter”, in both places where it occurs, for “MI-002” substitute “IV”;

(e)in the definition of “eligible heat meter”, in both places where it occurs, for “MI-004” substitute “VI”;

(f)in the definition of “eligible new-build property”, in paragraph (b) after “first occupied was” insert “on or”;

(g)in the definition of “eligible oil meter”, in both places where it occurs, for “MI-005” substitute “VII”;

(h)for the definition of “heat meter” substitute—

“heat meter” has the same meaning as that given to “thermal energy meter” in Annex VI to the Measuring Instruments Directive;;

(i)after the definition of “installation capacity” insert—

“investor” has the meaning given in regulation 22A(1);

“investor application” means an application made under regulation 22A which has not been withdrawn;

“investor registration” means the entry of an investor’s details on the central register under regulation 22C(2)(a);;

(j)for the definition of “Measuring Instruments Directive” substitute—

“Measuring Instruments Directive” means Directive 2014/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of measuring instruments (recast)(3);;

(k)after the definition of “metering and monitoring installer” insert—

“metering and monitoring lump sum payment” means a single payment of—

(a)

£700 for a metering and monitoring biomass boiler; or

(b)

£805 for a heat pump which is an accredited domestic plant;;

(l)for the definition of “metering and monitoring payment” substitute—

“metering and monitoring payment” means—

(a)

in respect of a registration given before the third relevant date, one or more payments totalling—

(i)

£200 during a 12 month period for a metering and monitoring biomass boiler; or

(ii)

£230 during a 12 month period for a heat pump which is an accredited domestic plant;

(b)

in respect of a registration given on or after the third relevant date, one or more payments totalling—

(i)

£100 during a 12 month period for a metering and monitoring biomass boiler; or

(ii)

£115 during a 12 month period for a heat pump which is an accredited domestic plant;;

(m)after the definition of “metering statement”, insert—

“MM payments” means a metering and monitoring lump sum payment or metering and monitoring payments, or both;

“NRI” has the meaning given in regulation 22E(3);;

(n)after the definition of “NOx”, insert—

“on-board meter” means an electricity meter which is integrated into a heat pump and is able to display the electricity consumption of that heat pump in kWh;;

(o)in the definition of “ongoing obligations”, after “Part 7” insert “or Part 7A, as applicable”;

(p)after the definition of “participant” insert—

“properly made” in relation to an application means—

(i)

in the case of an application made under regulation 17, an application which provides the information required by regulation 17(2) and (3);

(ii)

in the case of an application made under regulation 22A, an application which provides the information required by regulation 22A(2); and

(iii)

in the case of an application made under regulation 50, an application which provides the information required by regulation 50(2);;

(q)in the definition of “registration”, after “registration” insert “, except in the term “investor registration”,”;

(r)after the definition of “RHPP grant” insert—

“RI” means an investor registered on the central register in accordance with regulation 22C;;

(s)after the definition of “testing laboratory” insert—

“third relevant date” means the date of coming into force of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018(4);;

(t)after the definition of “type-testing range” insert—

“Unique Registered Investor Reference” has the meaning given in regulation 22C(2)(b)(iii);.

(1)

The code of practice can be accessed here: https://www.hiesscheme.org.uk/scheme-rules-code-practice.pdf. Hard copies can be obtained from HIES, Centurion House, Leyland Business Park, Centurion Way, Leyland, PR25 3GR.

(2)

The consumer code can be accessed here: https://www.recc.org.uk/scheme/consumer-code. Hard copies can be obtained from Renewable Energy Consumer Code, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0ET.

(3)

OJ L 96, 29.3.2014, p149.

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