Delays in processing applications from companies and individuals for a renewable-energy subsidy are “causing real hardship to a crucial industry”, the industry watchdog Ofgem has been warned. The processing of applications for Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) accreditation is believed to have taken more than a year in some cases. Applications are made once a project is completed, so there can be a long wait to be reimbursed for costs already incurred. The volume of work is thought to be one reason for the delays: 900 applications are believed to have been in the queue last October. Senior Ofgem figures are also said to have suggested that many of the applications are viewed with suspicion due to potential fraud.
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