Trade associations raise concerns over commercial RHI

Four of the renewable industry’s trade associations have co-written a letter to climate change minister Greg Barker outlining concerns over elements of the commercial Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI).

The Micropower Council, British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA), Heat Pump Association (HPA) and Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) have requested an urgent meeting with Barker to discuss a proposed delay to the inclusion of air to water heat pumps.

The letter says that any absence of RHI for air to water heat pumps will ‘distort the commercial heating market’ causing this technology to be disadvantaged against other supported technologies.

The signatories of the letter now ask for confirmation that the government will include this technology and ‘stick to its previous commitment’ to do so in order to avoid damaging consumer confidence in air to water heat pumps.

The letter can be downloaded in full by clicking here.