Renewable Heat Premium Payment


The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) was a government grant program offering people a one-time, partial financing to home owners who needed to install or improve renewable energy heating systems in their homes.

The scheme aimed at increasing the number of homes fitted with renewable energy powered heating for environmental and economic reasons. The second phase of the RHPP program was closed on 31st March, 2014 and is to be replaced by the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (dRHI).

While the two programs are ideally geared towards the same objectives, there are a number of differences that must be considered by those who plan on applying for the dRHI grant in their region
The RHPP program offered grants to individual home owners who had installed renewable heating systems in their homes between 12th July, 2012 and 31st March, 2014. The level of financial support through the grant was dependent on the type of technology a home owner had implemented.

Those installing a ground or water source heat pump were eligible to receive the highest amount at a maximum of £2,300, while solar thermal hot water installations received the lowest amounts at a maximum of £600. Biomass boiler installations were eligible for a grant of up to £2,000, while air to water heat pumps qualified for up to £1,300.

The RHPP grants usually require applicants to satisfy a comprehensive list of conditions. Application details and information on the grant are available from the Energy Saving Advice Service and as well as other reliable sources.

As with all other claims and applications, a complete and accurate submission was necessary for speedy processing and increasing the opportunity for a maximum amount grant.

Those who have questions on this particular grant should send an email to or visit for further assistance

Posted on May 20, 2014 11:16pm