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UK: Government lays regulations extending RHI Tariff Guarantees before Parliament

  • United Kingdom
  • Energy and infrastructure - Clean energy

28-06-2019

Earlier this month, we published an article on extending the renewable heat incentive (RHI) tariff guarantee deadline extension in the UK. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) had announced its intention to extend access to the RHI scheme, which provides tariff guarantees to non-domestic RHI applicants, to projects commissioned by 31 January 2021, a one year extension. Existing regulations require projects to be commissioned by 31 January 2020.

On 26 June 2019, BEIS laid regulations to enact this extension before Parliament. These new regulations will (once passed) enable existing applicants to withdraw their applications and to reapply in order to access the later deadline.

The deadline extension is a welcome development in light of the UK recently becoming the first major economy to legislate for net zero emissions. The tariff guarantees provide certainty for larger, more economically efficient installations which will contribute significantly to our carbon targets in the UK.

We will provide further updates on the development of this legislation in due course. If you would like to discuss the above, the clean energy opportunities in the UK or the market generally, please contact the team below.