Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 28th May 2019.

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Photo of Colin Clark Colin Clark Conservative, Gordon

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to his Department has been of the Renewable Heat Incentive, and what assessment he has made of the value for money of that incentive.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

Payments to participants on the Renewable Heat Incentive are funded through Annual Management Expenditure (AME) rather than Department Expenditure (DEL). Once all heat readings are submitted, we expect the cumulative AME spend on the RHI to the end of 2018/19 to be approximately £2.68bn.

Ofgem e-Serve administers the scheme on behalf of the Department alongside a number of other schemes. Funding for delivering those schemes was just over £19 million in 2018/19.

In relation to value for money, this is assessed as part of regular Impact Assessments, the last of which was published in February 2018.

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