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RHI Scheme Is In Trouble In Northern Ireland


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#1 declan52

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:17 PM

Seems like the whole Renewable heat incentive scheme is in trouble in NI.
http://www.enirgy.info/articles/69

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:24 PM

First FITs & ROCs and now RHI. Not good. People need a good incentive to install renewable measures for us to meet our carbon reduction targets or is it cheaper to just pay the fine

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:34 PM

The rhi application scheme closed the door for 3 months as they had that many applications to sort through in November. All the PV installations trying to beat the deadline.
The amount of people here who have invested in Renewables is very big indeed from ashp ,gshp and biomass and all where sweetened by the pretence of the rhi payments rolling in for 7 years, me included.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:49 PM

Definitely all good schemes. How has the new contracts for difference affected the bigger players? Do they still get money for generation and export or is it export only?

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:52 PM

Can they cut the yearly payback for already installed systems or do they have to pay at the rate when the system was installed for the full 7 years?

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:08 PM

I don't know about any of the new schemes. In the link it hints that they will try to save money so the rates will get reduced or worse case stopped. Whether this only applies to new applicants or existing ones God knows. I reckon it won't be long till we here though.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:15 PM

Yea I heard there was supposed to be some news by the end of March, I'd guess they will probably cut the rates more than totally stop them. They have targets to meet after all.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:33 PM

Doesn't look great, just when I'm about 8-10 weeks away from fitting gshp
http://www.u.tv/News..._medium=twitter

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 12:30 AM

I assume it will be like the way they reduced the fit payments. A date will be set and you have to have your system commissioned and all the paper work on there desk by the date. I hope!!

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:07 PM

Looks like it's all over. Don't know what date though, 2000 jobs up the left aswell

http://m.belfasttele...d-34427720.html

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:19 PM

Has to bring some legislation in so with elections in may and the way they work here maybe they won't get it done till after the summer but who knows probably rush this one through.

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:50 PM

Where does that leave people who are in the process of fitting renewables , surely they would have to set a date and give people some sort of notice
Massive slap in the face for everyone who works in this sector as obviously the grants and payback was basically the selling point

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:03 PM

In limbo.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 07:24 AM

Seems it didn't have the degression system in place that we have over here - also the NI scheme did not have a two tier system on payments, this means there was/is an incentive to be wasteful with energy. Don't know why these two elements were omitted - the NI Scheme started after the rest of the UK

Edited by joiner, 07 February 2016 - 09:13 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 08:36 AM

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How has the new contracts for difference affected the bigger players? Do they still get money for generation and export or is it export only?

Just for info..

Wind farm site near us has announced it's been awarded a contract for difference. Think it was at £80/MWH (?). Hasn't actually been built yet and can't be for a few years due to issues with the grid in the area.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:22 AM

Anyone have a link to the current running costs per kW of various heating systems
I remember seeing it here last year but can't find it
Particurly interested in gshp vs oil vs biomass vs ASAP
Having mains gas would have saved me about 1 month of my life researching !

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:34 AM

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/corporate/our-calculations

I have referred to this before...

If you google energy cost per fuel source or similar you will get other info

Another more recent source but mainland based.
www.nottenergy.com/energy_cost_comparison/

Edited by shell820810, 07 February 2016 - 11:37 AM.


#18 Cs111

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 12:03 PM

Thanks. According to 2nd link am I correct in saying oil is 'currently' the cheapest way to heat your house


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 12:30 PM

View PostCs111, on 07 February 2016 - 12:03 PM, said:

Thanks. According to 2nd link am I correct in saying oil is 'currently' the cheapest way to heat your house

Yes, it's cheaper than mains gas at present
NB - not accounting for any rhi payments

Edited by Trw144, 07 February 2016 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 04:21 PM

Will the RHI change affect PV installs? Will you still get the NI ROCS?