Renewable Heat Incentive to be hot topic at Sustainability Live event

Posted on 31 Mar 2014 by Callum Bentley

Making the most of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be one of the the main topics of discussion when MWA Technology attends Nemex’s Sustainability Live event tomorrow.

The independent metering specialist is looking to raise awareness of the Government programme, which is looking to financially incentivise home owners, businesses and organisations to use renewable energy systems as a way of heating their properties.

According to managing director Martin Wardell, the scheme is currently suffering as a result of incorrect schematic diagrams and meters not being fitted in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or Ofgem guidance.

The former chemical engineer believes that improved training and communication about the application of the meters is key and will result in greater efficiencies and cost savings.

MWA Technology, which is a founding member of the Ofgem RHI Advisory Group, will have experts on hand to discuss this issue on Stand H21.

It has also recently launched a dedicated RHI website to help people understand exactly what is involved.

“There are some massive financial opportunities for people to benefit from RHI, but we have to help them understand what is involved and what they get out of it,” explained Martin, who formed the company over 20 years ago.

“We have to move to sustainable energy and the Renewable Heat Incentive has its part to play. In order to measure how effective the savings are, we need to ensure that the right meters are used, as this will ultimately dictate your output and how much you will be paid.”

He went on to add: “We have been at the forefront of this programme and all of our technicians are trained in installation and helping our clients get the best out of it.

“Our involvement in Ofgem will help us influence the future direction of the scheme and iron out any initial issues. This group is gathering pace and we are determined to build more sustainable systems, create energy efficient homes/buildings and develop new ways of generating energy.”