Second phase to the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme *Updated*
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme launched in 2011 is being extended with a new budget of £25m; £10m for a new social landlords’ competition, £8m for a new communities’ competition and £7m for an extension of the existing scheme.
Updated 28th May 2012
Following the success of the first social landlord competition under the RHPP scheme last year, DECC has today (28th May 2012) confirmed that the £10m scheme for social landlords is now open to applications. Registered providers for social housing such as local authorities and social housing associations will be able to bid for up to around £175,000 each.
DECC hopes to support around 60 projects this year. The scheme is being managed by the Energy Saving Trust and interested parties can apply on-line. The closing date for applications is 4th July.
Launching the scheme, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Last year our low carbon heating scheme for social landlords helped nearly 1,000 householders stay warm and reap the benefits of clean, green heat. This year we have increased the cash available, which will help even more people move away from expensive old heating systems to low carbon more sustainable alternatives”.
Dr Tim Lunel, Chief Executive of the National Energy Foundation (NEF), said: “NEF’s core mission is improving the energy use in buildings, so we are delighted that DECC has launched the £10m Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) Phase 2 scheme for Social Landlords. This scheme in which NEF is actively involved, builds on the success of last year’s scheme and will enable Social Landlords to continue to improve the energy performance of their housing portfolios by installing low/zero carbon (renewable energy) heating solutions into appropriately insulated homes”.
How can NEF help you?
At NEF we understand that each social landlord is unique having their own specific requirements. Therefore we are able to offer an independent and tailored service that fully meets the needs in improving the energy performance of your housing stock and the strategy and targets that you have in place. Any support we deliver would be individually designed to support your requirements including refining your strategy and targets on the basis of modelling your housing stock. To find out more about how we can help you please email email@example.com; we can then begin the dialogue to assess your requirements and provide you with a bespoke service.
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