6th November 2023

Support Scheme for Renewable Heat





Available Supports for Renewable Heating Systems 

Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) provides financial support to help businesses move to renewable heating.

There are two different financial supports available when your business switches to renewable heat. The financial supports include:

  • Operational support for a biomass and biogas heating systems
  • An installation grant for a commercial heat pump.

Before you apply, learn more about renewable heating systems and how they can benefit your business.


Who can apply?

SSRH is open to commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users.

Applicants must be able to show:

  • conversion from fossil fuels
  • eligible heat use (space heating or process)
  • compliance with eco-design standards
  • heating system design according to building regulations and other relevant regulations
  • qualified designers who are competent to carry out works
  • that recipients of payments meet tax clearance requirements


Operational tariff for biomass and biogas heating systems

This tariff will support the operation of your renewable heating system for up to 15 years. The tariff is based on useable heat output in renewable heating systems. This can apply to new heating system installations or installations that convert from fossil fuel to:

  • Biomass boilers or biomass HE CHP heating systems
  • Biogas (anaerobic digestion) boilers or biogas HE CHP heating systems

Before you apply

We recommend that you begin by speaking to an energy consultant or other professional. They can help you evaluate how suitable your businesses is for biomass, biogas or heat pumps. In many cases, energy consultants can also guide you through your application for our Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH).

Read through the documents below to learn more about the support scheme and your eligibility:

How to apply


We recommend you work with an expert to help with your application.

You can start your application online and save it as you go.

Use the  Guide to completing the online application to make sure you answer all questions correctly.

Use the following design guides to help with your application.

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