Due to this cut off date our suppliers, Kensa are currently very busy in production, meaning all heat pumps are on a minimum 8 week lead time from order.
To avoid disappointment please talk to Kensa or Ground Source South West to order your heat pump within the next two weeks to ensure it can be delivered with time to complete installation and claim the grant.
In addition, units ordered in January will be held on 2011 prices, providing a further saving.
The RHPP will enable all eligible householders in England, Scotland and Wales to access financial support in the form of a voucher worth £1250, towards installing ground source heat pumps.
DECC have made it clear that any Renewable Heat Incentive Premium Payment Scheme (RHPP), vouchers will not be valid beyond the March 31st cut of date
The Energy Saving Trust, who are responsible for administering the scheme are taking applications on a first come first serve basis. Kensa are encouraging clients to act quickly to avoid missing out on this one off funding.
The application process:
- Order heat pump from Kensa or Ground Source South West
- Apply for voucher
- Online applications receive instant decision – voucher issued
- Complete installation.
- Return Kensa commissioning certificate with voucher to EST.
- Claim must be made within 6 months of application or prior to 31st March, whichever is sooner
- £1250 Payment made by Energy Savings Trust
It is possible to complete the installation in advance of applying for the RHPP voucher, however, systems commissioned prior to 21st July 2011 are not eligible for the premium payment.
Full details of the RHPP Scheme and eligibility criteria can be found on the Kensa RHI webpage. (For specific details about the RHPP, click on the RHI Premium Payment button)
We also recommend you visit the Energy Saving Trust RHPP Webpage for the official announcement with full details.
Alternatively, you can call the EST information line, which has been set up to provide people with more information about the RHPP and the RHI on 0800 512 012.
Finally, whilst we await confirmation of the tariffs for phase two of the Renewable Heat Incentive, the Government has confirmed that renewable heat installations installed in homes since 15 July 2009 will qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive tariff once it comes in, provided they meet the eligibility criteria – this will include those of you who are lucky enough to receive a £1250 grant under the RHPP scheme.
(The content above is courtesy of Kensa Engineering)