The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2018. Comes into force 21st May. These Regulations are revoke and replace by the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2860). These Regulations re-enact the 2011 Regulations with amendments. The premise remains the same: owners of plants which generate heat from specified renewable sources and meet specified criteria may receive payments at prescribed tariffs for the heat used for eligible purposes. Payments may also be made to biomethane producers who produce biomethane for injection. The Regulations confer functions on the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority in connection with the administration of the Scheme.
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 22nd May. These Regulations amend the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/928). These Regulations insert a new Part 3A, which provides for the assignment of the right to receive RHI payments. They introduce requirements for heat pumps to have electricity meters installed and exclude meters fitted to comply with those requirements from metering and meter positioning requirements. They simplify the calculation of a plant’s initial tariff and they change the structure of metering and monitoring agreement payments. They withhold metering and monitoring payments where there are reasonable grounds to suspect that specified metering and monitoring registration requirements are not being met.
The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (Scotland) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 19th June. These Regulations prohibit the use of microbeads as an ingredient in the manufacture of rinse-off personal care products and the sale of any such products containing microbeads.