With this in mind, Steve Richmond, Head of Marketing and Technical for REHAU Building Solutions, is calling for the Government to clarify how they intend to support non-domestic renewable heating schemes for the year before the GHNS takes effect.
“The existing non-domestic RHI scheme is a vital motivator for small and medium-sized clients and developers looking to install renewable heating technology like heat pumps and district heating schemes,” says Steve. “The fact it is being wound up without an immediate replacement is therefore very concerning, but disruption could be potentially mitigated if the Government were to provide more details on what options are available pre-GHNS.
“As members of the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the Heat Pump Federation (HPF), we are very aware of the potential adverse effect this upcoming disruption could have on the supply chain. For example, clients may be pressured into rushing prospective work to completion ahead of the March 2021 deadline, and projects using renewable heating technology after may become less financially viable.”