What is DfE’s role?
The Department for the Economy (DfE) is responsible for implementing appropriate policy that will support the development of a level of 4 percent renewable heat by 2015 and 10 per cent by 2020.
NI Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Schemes
In order to achieve the 10 per cent target, the Department introduced the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in 2012 and the domestic RHI in 2014. The 2015 target of 4 per cent has been met.
The domestic RHI provides domestic properties with payments for the use of an eligible renewable heat technology. The scheme closed to new applications on 29 February 2016. This scheme is administered by the Department.
More useful links
- List of RHI non-domestic beneficiaries - limited companies and organisations
- Information on renewable energy (nidirect)
- RHI Regulations (legislation.gov.uk)
- Renewable Heat study executive summary
- Factsheet - Grants and other public support and state aid
This scheme closed to new applicants on 29 February 2016.
The non-domestic scheme is administered by the energy regulator for Great Britain, Ofgem.