There is a legal requirement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Increasing the proportion of heat produced from renewable energy will achieve this.
However one of the barriers to wide-spread deployment is the high initial cost of the plant. The government has introduced the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to offset this cost. Accredited applicants will receive payments for twenty years following a successful application for a range of technologies.

Where TSI Scotland can help

TSI Scotland are qualified to inspect your renewable installations and submit your RHI application. The application process will involve the initial submission and may involve a heat loss calculation and an independent metering report. Following this, there can be a period of clarification emails from Ofgem which usually require detailed technical answers. TSI Scotland can take charge of this entire process for you.

The following are incentivised by the RHI:

  • Biomass boilers
  • Biomass CHP
  • Solar hot water panels
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Biogas

The Application

To receive the RHI, a detailed application has to be made to Ofgem. For simple installations involving a single boiler house and heating load in the same building, this is all that is needed. If the installation is more complex though, it is likely that Ofgem will request an Independent Report on Metering Arrangements (IRMA) supplied by an independent inspector.

The IRMA metering report

Metering reports must be carried out by an independent assessor who meets the following criteria:

  • Experienced and suitably qualified
  • Has experience and expertise in flow measurement
  • Has a background in utilities services
  • Is unbiased and impartial
  • TSI Scotland Ltd Is qualified to do this.

TSI Scotland: Helping businesses across Scotland with energy metering and renewable heat incentive (RHI) applications : TSI Scotland Ltd is qualified to do this.