The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subsidy for low-carbon heat is ending on 31st
March 2021, so there is about 18 months to get off oil affordably with the help of this generous Government scheme. We very much doubt that there will be another opportunity like this for rural estates: the policy is much more likely to switch from carrot to stick in future.
This seminar is designed to explore the two qualifying technologies, ground source heat pump (GSHP) and biomass; and how to establish how well they would work on your estate or for your village. We will have Bean Beanland, Chairman of the GSHP Association, to discuss the policy landscape and direction of travel pre and post the RHI, and some recent major projects. We are also fortunate to have Alastair Deighton, the Estate Manager at Firle, to talk about his experience with both the biomass district heating system at Firle Place and the proposed district heating system which will cover Firle Village – serving both estate and private properties. In addition, we will cover the tightening of the EPC criteria for the rental sector; how to mitigate against this and the beneficial effect of a low-carbon system on EPCs.
The seminar is kindly being hosted by the Royal Alexandra and Albert School in Gatton Hall, a mansion in Palladian style, set in parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. RAAS is undertaking to remove all the oil from the heating mix and replace it with a combination of GSHP systems.
Speakers confirmed to date:
Nigel Aylwin-Foster, ReEnergise
Bean Beanland, ReEnergise GSHP expert and Chairman of the GSHP Assocation
Alastair Deighton, Estate Manager, Firle