Alternative Heat
Renewable Heat Incentive –
Our Experience
20th June 2013
About Alternative Heat
• Established 2002
• Installed over 100 biomass boilers to date –
equates to over 10MW of installed...
Renewable Products Offered
• Biomass Boilers – wood pellet & wood chip
• Full Containerised “plug & play” biomass heating
...
Why RHI?
• Current Heat Demand in N.I approx. 17.4TWh
• Currently only 1.7% from renewable technologies
• N.I. target 10% ...
2013 Tariffs
RHI Income & Fuel Savings p/a
SizeBiomassBoilerkW 99 150 240 300 600 900
FullLoadHrsp/a
2000 £15,265 £9,328 £14,925 £24,38...
Alt Heat Experience
• Submitted over 35 RHI applications to date
• Studied legislation and guidelines set out for RHI
• De...
Alt Heat Experience Cont’d
• Check heat meter compatibility & install as per
manufacturers requirements
• Provide independ...
Different Technologies & Applications
• Biomass boilers – Suitable for new build and retrofit
applications. High and low t...
About Biomass Boilers
• Fully automated systems
• Highly sophisticated technology
• Can run on wood chip or wood pellet
• ...
Cost Effective Applications
Steady Heat Demand
• Hotels – especially with swimming pool
• Nursing Homes
• Leisure Centres
...
Herz Biomass Boilers
• Manufactured in Austria
• Established 1896
• 1,500 employees in more than
70 countries
• 8 Producti...
Best Practice
• Size biomass boiler to satisfy base load heat demand
– more cost effective
• Integrate suitably sized buff...
Containerised – “Plug & Play”
Solution 20kW – 1MW
• Reduced construction works & time spent at site
• Easier to finance
• ...
Containerised – “Plug & Play”
Solution 20kW – 1MW
6 Awards – best product!!
Completed/Ongoing Projects
Enniskillen Hotel
• First RHI approved application in NI
• On target to save £11,420 on fuel
• ...
Poultry House Moygashel
• Integration of 2No 99kw boilers to heat individual poultry
houses
• Replaces existing direct fir...
Print Factory Duncrue
• Integration of 1No 99kw containerised boilerhouse
• Biomass sized to carry base load demand
• Exis...
Help With Upfront Costs
• Cannot claim grant assistance & apply for RHI
• But can apply for Carbon Trust interest free loa...
Thank You
Questions?
Alternative Heat - Technical Insights
Alternative Heat - Technical Insights
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Alternative Heat - Technical Insights

  1. 1. Alternative Heat Renewable Heat Incentive – Our Experience 20th June 2013
  2. 2. About Alternative Heat • Established 2002 • Installed over 100 biomass boilers to date – equates to over 10MW of installed capacity • 5MW of this in Ireland – estimated carbon saved per annum 6000t • Example customers – Magherafelt Council, Enniskillen Hotel, New Forge Lodge (Moira), Tory Bush Holiday Cottages, Lisnasharragh Police station
  3. 3. Renewable Products Offered • Biomass Boilers – wood pellet & wood chip • Full Containerised “plug & play” biomass heating solution • Solar Panels • Ground Source Heat • Air Source Heat Pumps • Under Floor Heating *The Complete Package*
  4. 4. Why RHI? • Current Heat Demand in N.I approx. 17.4TWh • Currently only 1.7% from renewable technologies • N.I. target 10% from renewable heat by 2020 • Significant government intervention required • Reduce dependency on fossil fuel • Reduce fuel poverty
  5. 5. 2013 Tariffs
  6. 6. RHI Income & Fuel Savings p/a SizeBiomassBoilerkW 99 150 240 300 600 900 FullLoadHrsp/a 2000 £15,265 £9,328 £14,925 £24,387 £37,313 £55,970 3000 £22,897 £13,993 £22,388 £36,580 £55,970 £83,955 4000 £30,529 £18,657 £29,851 £48,773 £74,627 £111,940
  7. 7. Alt Heat Experience • Submitted over 35 RHI applications to date • Studied legislation and guidelines set out for RHI • Design heating systems in line with OFGEM guidelines • Fit Class 2 Heat meters • Provide calibration cert and confirmation of CE approval • Never fit heat meters on suction side of pump
  8. 8. Alt Heat Experience Cont’d • Check heat meter compatibility & install as per manufacturers requirements • Provide independent heat meter report for complex systems • Provide clearly defined, site specific, as installed, M&E drawings • Record fuel consumption for submitting quarterly claims *submitting the correct information first time speeds up the application process*
  9. 9. Different Technologies & Applications • Biomass boilers – Suitable for new build and retrofit applications. High and low temperature heat demands i.e. UFH – Radiators • Ground/Air Source Heat pumps – Suitable mainly for new build highly insulated low temperature heat demands (UFH) • Solar Thermal – Suitable for new build and retrofit applications for hot water and heat
  10. 10. About Biomass Boilers • Fully automated systems • Highly sophisticated technology • Can run on wood chip or wood pellet • Widely used throughout Europe–over 20 yrs • Increasing in popularity in Ireland & U.K. • More expensive than fossil fuel systems but savings can be significant
  11. 11. Cost Effective Applications Steady Heat Demand • Hotels – especially with swimming pool • Nursing Homes • Leisure Centres • Hospitals • Industrial – large heat & steam users • Housing – district heating • Agriculture - poultry houses, mushroom growers
  12. 12. Herz Biomass Boilers • Manufactured in Austria • Established 1896 • 1,500 employees in more than 70 countries • 8 Production sites • Automatic feeding system, ignition, ash extraction, self cleaning, remote monitoring • Boiler range 10kW – 1000kW
  13. 13. Best Practice • Size biomass boiler to satisfy base load heat demand – more cost effective • Integrate suitably sized buffer tank • Utilise oil/gas as back up to assist under peak load demand
  14. 14. Containerised – “Plug & Play” Solution 20kW – 1MW • Reduced construction works & time spent at site • Easier to finance • Contains boiler house, boiler, fuel store, feed system, buffer tank & flue • Designed & rendered to customer specifications
  15. 15. Containerised – “Plug & Play” Solution 20kW – 1MW 6 Awards – best product!!
  16. 16. Completed/Ongoing Projects Enniskillen Hotel • First RHI approved application in NI • On target to save £11,420 on fuel • On target to generate £17,300 per annum on RHI • Total annual saving £28,720 • Payback 3 years • M&E design provided by Alt Heat • Independent heat meter report & RHI application completed via Alt Heat
  17. 17. Poultry House Moygashel • Integration of 2No 99kw boilers to heat individual poultry houses • Replaces existing direct fired heaters • Provides healthier crop of birds – increased profits • Utilised space in existing shed • 2 separate hydraulic systems therefore 2 RHI claims • Simple application – No Independent report req’d • On target to save £6,320 on fuel • On target to generate £23,480 per annum on RHI • Total annual saving £29,800 • Payback under 3 years • M&E design provided by Alt Heat Completed/Ongoing Projects
  18. 18. Print Factory Duncrue • Integration of 1No 99kw containerised boilerhouse • Biomass sized to carry base load demand • Existing oil boiler automated to assist under peak load • Minimum disruption onsite • Fuel savings £10,500 per annum • RHI to generate £19,369 per annum on RHI • Total annual saving £29,869 • Payback under 3 years • M&E design provided by Alt Heat • Building warrant and planning approval via Alt Heat Completed/Ongoing Projects
  19. 19. Help With Upfront Costs • Cannot claim grant assistance & apply for RHI • But can apply for Carbon Trust interest free loan • Payable back over max 4 years based on fuel savings generated • Self sustaining
  20. 20. Thank You Questions?

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