About the low carbon heating incentive
The low carbon heating incentive will be a financial incentive for households and commercial businesses to help move away from fossil fuels to low carbon heating systems.
The aim of the incentive will be to:
- assist Islanders with the costs of the new equipment
- encourage them to choose a low carbon option when replacing their fossil fuel heating system
- help them make the switch earlier
Phase 1 of the low carbon heating incentive
Phase 1 of the incentive is a limited pilot being launched in January 2023 before the scheme opens to the public. Phase 1 is not open to applications.
Phase 1 will allow us to:
- test the processes and procedures
- make sure the quality of installations is high
- take installers through the Contractor Quality Scheme
Within Phase 1, the low carbon heating technologies available will include:
- air source heat pumps
- electric flow boilers
- electric storage heaters
- panel heaters
Phase 2 of the low carbon heating incentive
Phase 2 of the incentive will be opened to Islanders later in 2023. Further low carbon heating technologies may be added as the scheme is rolled out.
Further information on the amount of the incentive and the eligibility criteria will be made available on this page and through the local media when Phase 2 is launched.
The Government of Jersey has been working closely with the body used by the UK government to oversee contractor quality standards.
A Contractor Quality Scheme for Jersey has been developed. This will make sure that only contractors offering a high-quality service receive government funding. It’ll also guarantee customer protection.
If you’re a local heating and plumbing firm or electrical contractor interested in joining the Contractor Quality Scheme email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carbon Neutral Roadmap
In April 2022, the States Assembly approved the Carbon Neutral Roadmap (CNR). The heating policies in the roadmap look at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from heating, cooking and cooling in homes and businesses.
The heating sector is the second highest contributor to the Island's greenhouse gas emissions. As detailed in the CNR, policy HT1 will look to combat this by introducing an incentive helping Islanders move to low carbon heating systems.
The CNR also details new legislation and regulations to help decarbonise heating. These changes will improve the energy efficiency standards of new and existing buildings.