BUS / Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Grants to support the installation of Heat Pumps

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) supports the decarbonisation of heat in buildings. It provides upfront capital grants to support the installation of air source and ground source heat pumps in homes and non-domestic buildings in England and Wales. £450 million of grant funding is available from 2022 to 2028.

Acting on your behalf, we can apply for
£7,500 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
£7,500 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump, including water source heat pumps

BUS Replaces RHI

The BUS replaced the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) in April 2023 and basically changed the way domestic and non-domestic buildings in England and Wales could claim support for the installation of a renewable heat source. Unfortunately, this payment only applies to heating and not to Solar PV – sorry about that!

The change was that instead of being a regular payment based on improved performance of your heating system, which had to be measured and reported, it became a one off grant, payable as a lump sum.

The other significant change is that with the RHI the onus was on the customer to ‘claim’ the payment through monitoring and reporting on performance, by demonstrating all maintenance schedules had been adhered to , etc. whereas the BUS puts the onus firmly on the installer to claim the grant once the system is installed.

How it works

The scheme is designed to minimise the amount of work property owners need to do. It is ‘installer-led’, which means your chosen installer will:

  • Make a BUS application on your behalf.
  • Liaise with Ofgem on most related matters.
  • Notify Ofgem on heating system installation.
  • Claim money from Ofgem on completion.

Other than agreeing that you have had the system installed there is nothing else that you as the customer need to do. The effect is that your final payment (see payment schedule) will be reduced by the grant amount.

OFGEM - Boiler Upgrade Scheme

For further information on the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), please visit: www.ofgem.gov.uk

Installer eligibility

Installers need to be certified by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). This means that A: they are technically competent and B: the products they use in their installations meet the correct standards.

MCS Microgeneration Certification Scheme

Wright Renewable Heating Ltd is a fully accredited MCS installer and as such we operate and are bound by the MCS terms and conditions, ensuring you are fully protected. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme is a requirement of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. MCS certifies both products and installation companies to help ensure that Microgeneration products are installed to a high standard.

Further reading on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme can be sourced by visiting:

BUS Grant & Eligibility Enquiries

For upfront capital grants to support the installation of heat pumps and boilers in homes and non-domestic buildings in England and Wales from a fully accredited MCS installer, contact Wright Renewable Heating today.