The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Ensuring a sustainable scheme

Members feedback session

1st July 2020

Feedback questions

Do you agree or disagree with the proposal to close the Non-Domestic RHI from midnight on 31st March 2021? (Final commissioning date for new round of TGs 31st March 2022 then replaced with Green Gas Support Scheme)

Yes/No

Should a mechanism be introduced that allows for the registered producer associated with an accredited biomethane installation to be changed?

Yes/No

What evidence should be required to assess the prospective new registered producer against the same criteria as those who applied previously, to allow for notification of the scheme administrator & begin a formal change of registered producer process?

Open text poll

Should provisions be introduced on the use of ancillary fossil fuels and fossil fuel contamination in feedstocks for anaerobic digestion like those that exist for other technologies?

Yes/No

Should the government amend the NDRHI payment calculations for biomethane to allow producers to decide how much biomethane they wish to claim NDRHI payments for within a given quarter (providing flexibility between it and the RTFO scheme)?

Yes/No

What practical challenges do you foresee to achieving greater flexibility in claiming biomethane against different schemes within a single quarter?

Open text poll

What evidence would be appropriate for biomethane producers to provide to the scheme administrator for them to correctly apportion the NDRHI eligible gas being produced?

Open text poll

Are any changes necessary to the NDRHI for CHP installations following the closure of the NDRHI to new applicants? No changes proposed in the closure regulations.

Open text poll

Do any changes need to be made to the current rules on plant replacement?

Open text poll

Do you agree with the government’s proposal to remove the ability to apply for additional capacity, including for biomethane?

Open text poll

Do you agree that the government should reduce the strictness of the requirements for installation meters (meters to monitor performance but that are not used to calculate payments) in circumstances where NDRHI payments are unaffected?

Yes/No

Are there any specific types of changes which you would like to see introduced to the scheme to account for future technological change?

Open text poll

Are there any other further changes that you think should be made to the NDRHI regulations at this time?

Open text poll

Ceasing new NDRHI deployment will mean that the degression methodology will no longer be required. Do you agree with the government’s approach to remove quarterly and monthly NDRHI degression publications?

Yes/No

The government is proposing to amend its reporting approach and just publish an annual update against the new DRHI budget cap (estimates of spend for current, previous 2 and subsequent 2 financial years). Do you agree with the new approach?

Yes/No

Do you agree with the decision to no longer mandate the scheme administrator to publish quarterly and annual reports for the NDRHI?

Yes/No