Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any installations made under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme have been found to have been used for over 12 hours a day, seven days a week.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

Of the 16,496 installations (excluding biomethane) that have received a payment up to the end of July 2017, 342 installations have been used for more than 12 hours a day. This is on average over each plants lifetime on the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This has been assessed by looking at generation as a proportion of maximum capacity.

This analysis only covers installations that have submitted meter readings to Ofgem and we do not have the data to assess this for a given day. Biomethane is excluded from this analysis as it does not have a capacity from which operating hours could be assessed.

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