Posted: 23 May, 2022. Written by Will Stevens
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) has opened for voucher applications today.
Once installers have set up a BUS account with Ofgem, as a RECC Member, you will now be able to apply for a BUS voucher and to redeem it following the commissioning of a system.
Eligible installations must have been commissioned on or after 1 April 2022 to be eligible for the grant, with £5,000 available for air-source heat pumps and biomass boilers or £6,000 for ground-source heat pumps.
The BUS has £450 million funding, intended to help install 90,000 heat pumps over three years.
Rebecca Robbins, Director of Consumer Codes at Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (which administers RECC), commenting on the BUS launch, said today:
“RECC welcomes the Boiler Upgrade Scheme going live today. We will continue to assist with the scheme by providing information and assistance to both our member installers and consumers. Our aim is to ensure that the grant-issuing process is well-understood and straightforward for all concerned so that take-up will be high.
“To meet its Net Zero targets Government needs to scale up installations of low carbon heating systems including heat pumps and biomass boilers. But, if the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is to deliver cost efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, we must ensure that heating systems are well-designed and correctly installed in homes that are well insulated.”
This comment was included in the Government press release announcing the BUS going live today. Read it here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ditching-costly-gas-and-oil-is-cheaper-thanks-to-heat-pump-scheme
RECC has set up a dedicated page explaining the BUS and voucher process on our website here: www.recc.org.uk/boiler-upgrade-scheme