ENER-G Switch2 Launches Free Guide to Renewable Heat Incentive

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ENER-G Switch2, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of bespoke metering and billing solutions for communal heating, district heating and mixed-use schemes, has launched a free ' Quick Guide to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)'

Renewable Heat Incentive, communal heating, district energy, energy metering and payment

ENER-G Switch2 Quick Guide to Renewable Heat Incentive

ENER-G Switch2 has partnered with the social housing sector for the past four decades to deliver bespoke metering and payment solutions.

Communal heating and district energy schemes generating heat and hot water from heat pumps, solar thermal, biomass and bio-methane can be paid up to 8.5p /kWh under phase two of the RHI, which is expected to be introduced late 2012.

Jayne Clare, Managing Director of metering and billing specialist ENER-G Switch2 said: "According to the Government, which has set tariff levels, users will earn a return of 12% per annum, but initial industry estimates are more conservative at 6-9%. Nevertheless, this could provide a return on investment within five to ten years."

The ENER-G guide outlines the three steps towards the RHI, including system installation, measurement of the generated renewable heat and claiming the incentive. It details the preparations energy providers must make to ensure accurate measurement of renewable energy generation - both for simple and complex installations.

"Accurate and compliant measurement of renewable heat coupled with an appropriate metering strategy is critical to unlocking the maximum RHI tariff and must be considered at the earliest point in the planning process, particularly for complex installations", added Jayne. "Energy providers must ensure that their heat meters and other measurement equipment comply with Class 2 accuracy requirements, as specified in the 2004 Measuring Instruments Directive."

ENER-G Switch2 has partnered with the social housing sector for the past four decades to deliver bespoke metering and payment solutions, managing more than 40,000 customer heat accounts across more than 400 sites.

ENER-G Switch2 also operates a number of residential and mixed used district heating schemes as the ESCo over periods of up to 20 years. This includes the operation and maintenance of the energy centre plant such as combined heat and power(CHP) systems, biomass boilers, conventional boilers and thermal stores. The scope also includes the consumer interface units and meters located within the dwellings, as well as the automatic meter reading system, data collectors, prepayment units and any point of sales outlets. The company also has experience of operating the private-wire-network supplying electricity to the development.

To download the free guide log on to: http://www.energ.co.uk/switch2quickguide or contact 0871 423 4242

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