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Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 257099, tabled on 21 May 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to his Department has been of the Renewable Heat Incentive, and what assessment he has made of the value for money of that incentive.

Answered on

28 May 2019

Payments to participants on the Renewable Heat Incentive are funded through Annual Management Expenditure (AME) rather than Department Expenditure (DEL). Once all heat readings are submitted, we expect the cumulative AME spend on the RHI to the end of 2018/19 to be approximately £2.68bn.

Ofgem e-Serve administers the scheme on behalf of the Department alongside a number of other schemes. Funding for delivering those schemes was just over £19 million in 2018/19.

In relation to value for money, this is assessed as part of regular Impact Assessments, the last of which was published in February 2018.