Non-domestic RHI applicants are required to submit heat meter readings every 3 months from the date when their (accredited) application was submitted. Subsequently, subsidy payments are then calculated and paid based on these quarterly heat meter readings.
The table below gives average quarterly subsidy payment per installation between the start of the scheme and 30 November 2014:
Average quarterly subsidy payment
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him today to Question 219696, which contains an assessment of the seasonality of renewable heat used in the scheme, compared to natural gas demand as a comparator. This assessment suggests that demand for heat under the RHI varies with season to the same pattern as traditional fossil fuels.