Did You know that ofgem are now operating a zero tolerance policy if claimants are found to be in breach of the regulations associated with RHI compliance, creating a real risk that ofgem may stop your RHI payments.

Myriad are offering you a cost effective service which my prevent your RHI payments being delayed or even lost.

 

If you are accredited on the governments RHI scheme then there are a number of ongoing activities you must carry out to make sure your payments keep coming in. These include the submission of the quarterly heat meter readings but also a number of others such as maintaining fuel records, ensuring sustainability, meeting the threshold for commerciality, and a number of others.

If the documents you retain and/or submit to OFGEM are not to their requirements then OFGEM do have the power to stop RHI payments, and even claim back payments under certain circumstances.

Myriad offer a range of consultancy services specifically designed to support clients who are accredited on the RHI scheme. We can provide all the number crunching and administration of this for our clients, leaving you to get on with your day-to-day business.

Ofgem reject on average 4% of all accreditations, often at the application stage but also after accreditation after the system has been audited. The following text is directly from the 2018 Ofgem report:

In October 2017, continuing our commitment to zero tolerance to fraud, we issued a reminder of our position on tackling fraudulent applications. We conducted an increased number of audit checks throughout the year as part of our commitment to ensure compliance on the scheme and audited 568 installations. Investigation cases closed within the year has resulted in £426,201 of Public Funds protected / expected to be recovered.

The most common issues OFGEM find are:

  • Differences between schematics and “as-fitted” equipment on site.

  • Building and external pipework heat losses not properly accounted for in the application.

  • Heat meter installed incorrectly, or changes made and Ofgem not informed.

  • Inaccurate or missing fuel records.


RHI support services we offer:

1. Document Submission

Management of quarterly document submissions to OFGEM to ensure you receive your RHI payments.

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3. Compliance Administration

This is an annual support contract to collate and store all the documents you need to retain as evidence that the system is OFGEM compliant.

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2. Compliance Audit

Dummy run audit to establish if your system would pass an official OFGEM RHI audit.

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 4. Applications & Amendments

Management and submission of new applications for new systems or amendments following system alterations.

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1. RHI DOCUMENT SUBMISSION SERVICE

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RHI DOCUMENT SUBMISSION SERVICE OVERVIEW

This is an annual Support Contract to administrate all the document submissions to OFGEM on a quarterly basis

We will provide you with day to day support on the RHI to ensure you always meet the requirements of the RHI rules so you never find OFGEM have stopped your payments unexpectedly.

RHI DOCUMENT SUBMISSION SERVICE DELIVERABLES

  • Submit your meter readings to OFGEM

  • Provide access to our RHI telephone helpdesk should you need it

  • Provide an annual RHI income forecast at the beginning of the year and quarterly feedback on progress against the forecast

  • Provide a data storage service for fuel records to ensure these important documents are always available should you have an audit

  • Calculation and submission of greenhouse gas emissions (required for boilers >1MW).

RHI DOCUMENT SUBMISSION SERVICE PRICING

Reference Description of system Price
CNS 0101 Commercial biomass boiler <1MW, max. 3 heat meters, fuel purchased from a BSL supplier POA
CNS 0102 Commercial biomass boiler <1MW, max. 3 heat meters, fuel is self-supplied by the client POA
CNS 0103 Commercial biomass boiler >999kW POA

* 20% discount applied to 2nd and subsequent boilers


2. RHI Compliance Audit

RHI COMPLIANCE AUDIT - OVERVIEW

OFGEM can audit your installation at any time and without warning. We now offer a dummy-run audit to ensure you are prepared for such a situation and don’t suffer any non-conformances and corresponding payment stoppages.

RHI COMPLIANCE AUDIT - DELIVERABLES

During a Compliance Check visit we will assess the following:

  • Carry out a full inspection of the meter installation and location in the system to ensure they are fitted to the manufacturers guidelines and Ofgem regulations

  • Inspect all buildings, heat uses, all heat sources, external pipework and plant room layout to ensure that the site complies with RHI regulations

  • Review the documents submitted to Ofgem (schematics, HLAs etc.) and ensure the installation is aligned with them.

  • Analyse the fuel type, fuel records and the recording procedures to ensure they comply with all relevant regulations.

  • Check that site passes the test of being ‘commercial’. We will inspect all business invoices and other applicable commercial evidence relating to the operation of the boiler.

  • Write an independent report to confirm that the site complies with regulations.

  • Work with the owner and Ofgem to resolve any issues found (additional costs for this may be required).

RHI COMPLIANCE AUDIT - PRICING

Reference Description of system Price
CNS 0201 Commercial biomass boiler, max 3 buildings, max 2 heat use types. POA
CNS 0202 Steam biomass boiler. POA

Price assumes the site is no more than two hours travel time from our nearest regional RHI consultant whereby additional travel expenses will be incurred.


3. RHI Compliance Administration

RHI COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATION - OVERVIEW

In addition to the Compliance Audit, we will liaise with you throughout the year to ensure that you remain complaint within the scheme for the duration.

RHI COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATION - DELIVERABLES

We will review and record the following up to date documents needed to comply with Ofgem regulations:

  • Fuel use and sustainability records

  • Commercial threshold compliance

  • Drying records (if applicable) including moisture content recordings

We will also provide an annual report showing:

  • Total fuel used

  • Product dried

  • RHI income

  • Commercial income from sales/savings

This report will discuss any concerns we have and offer a direct comparison between RHI income and business income, which is the key issue for compliance. 

RHI COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATION - PRICING

Reference Description of system Price
CNS 0301 RHI Compliance – Annual Support Contract POA

Please note that this price does not includes the Audit price, you need to also select this (CNS 0201 or 0202). It also does not include the document submission, if you also require this then please also select one of the options CNS 0101, 0102 or 0103.


4. RHI Applications & Amendments

RHI APPLICATION SERVICE - NEW INSTALLATIONS

If you need to make a new application then we can undertake this for you.

We will:

  • Assist in setting up an online Ofgem account

  • Gather and checking of all essential documents for the application process.

  • Create a pipework schematic (for RHI purposes only, this is not a full mechanical/electrical diagram)

  • Undertake external pipe heat loss calculations (if required)

  • Complete the RHI application form

  • Answer any queries from Ofgem during the application process

  • Provide ongoing advice related to Ofgem processes

For drying sites the following additional services are included:

  • Complete a drying questionnaire and data gathering with the customer.

  • Using our in-house specialist drying tool to create an RHI business case for the drying floor

  • Flag up any inconsistencies or issues with the business plan

  • Dealing with additional queries from Ofgem which may take many months to resolve

RHI AMENDMENT SERVICE - EXISTING INSTALLATIONS

If you need to make a change to your system, for example, adding a building, replacing a heat meter, adding another boiler etc. then you will need to make a formal amendment to Ofgem.

We can also do this for you but as this can often be more time consuming and complex than the original application so is priced on a case by case basis.

Reference Description of system Price
CNS 0401 RHI application – “Simple” system – 1x heated building POA
CNS 0402 RHI application – “Complex” system – up to 10x heated buildings POA
CNS 0403 RHI application – “Complex” system with drying or more than 10x heated buildings POA
CNS 0404 RHI Amendment POA

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