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Is your Non-Domestic (Renewable Heat Incentive) heat energy metering system approaching 10 years in operation?

The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme in the United Kingdom that provides financial incentives to encourage the use of renewable heat technologies in non-domestic buildings. Launched in November 2011, the scheme aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the deployment of renewable energy technologies in sectors such as commercial, industrial, agricultural, and public sector buildings.

The Non-Domestic RHI aims to support the transition to low-carbon heating technologies, reduce dependency on fossil fuels, and contribute to the UK's renewable energy targets.

The scheme is administered by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) on behalf of the UK government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Systems include biomass boilers, heat pumps (ground source, water source, and air source), solar thermal systems, and certain biogas technologies. Participants must meet certain eligibility criteria and comply with ongoing obligations, such as providing regular heat meter readings and maintaining the system properly, to continue receiving payments.

The RHI Scheme in Great Britain has now closed. The RHI closed to new applicants including metering and monitoring service package applications in March 2022.

The Non-Domestic RHI scheme started over 10 years. Referring to the 163-page guidance on Non-Domestic RHI, RHI participants must recalibrate or replace the heat meters within 10 years to remain compliant with regulations.

We frequently receive enquiries for heat energy metering calibration and or in-situ verifications of these systems.

The scheme expects calibrations to be carried out by the original manufacturer or by an independent testing laboratory who hold the relevant class 2 accreditation. For these reasons we always advise that an in-situ verification does not meet the NNon-Domestic RHI standard and therefore it makes sense to discuss a replacement option.  

Stream Measurement offer a range of Non-Domestic RHI compliant meters including the Sensus PolluStat® and Sensus PolluCom® F Thermal Energy Meters. These solutions are more cost effective than sending heat meters back to the original manufacturer or to an accredited laboratory to be calibrated. 

If you have an RHI heat metering system approaching 10 years in operation, then get in touch.

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