New Boiler Upgrade Scheme Digital Portal Will Simplify Application Process
From 28th November 2022, BUS registered installers will be able to apply for new vouchers and manager their existing applications using the online platform.
The digital portal provides access to a list of applications, status and actions to be taken – something that will improve the BUS process for installers, particularly those with multiple applications on the go at once.
How to I Access the Boiler Upgrade Scheme digital portal?
Installers registered under the BUS scheme will be sent an email explaining how to log in and use the digital portal.
Ofgem have also released a helpful video, providing step-by-step guidance on creating an account, signing in and navigating the BUS digital portal dashboard.
What will I see on the dashboard?
The installer account dashboard features a list of submitted applications, sorted according to status. Those with outstanding actions will feature at the top of the list.
Simply click a button to start a new voucher application. Manual applications under the old procedure can be submitted up until Monday 5th December, but the application form has already been removed from Ofgem’s website.
What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?
The BUS is just one of the mechanisms announced as part of the Heat and Buildings strategy to stimulate the heat pump sector over the next decade.
The government wants to scale-up heat pump production and reduce the cost of heat pumps by up to 50% by 2025 and towards parity with gas boilers by 2030. The aim is to reach 600,000 heat pump installations per year by 2028.
The BUS is a ‘first-step’ in the right direction. Installers can apply for grants of £5,000 for ASHPs and £6,000 for GSHPs on behalf of their customers. Over the next three years, 90,000 will be issued.
Heat Pump Installers Required !
To meet these targets, we need many more qualified heat pump installers. That’s why the government is funding training places for gas and heating engineers to upskill to meet the requirements of the BUS and deliver efficient and cost effective low-carbon heating now and in the future.
Can I get a grant for discounted heat pump training?
We are delighted to be running another installer training programme following the success of our Renewable Heating Installer Training & Support Scheme (RHITSS).
The Heat Pump Installer Training & Support Scheme (HITSS) will focus solely on upskilling gas and heating engineers to heat pumps, providing a comprehensive package of support throughout.
Vouchers will be issued for up to 70% of the total cost of Heat Pump Training and Associated courses, plus a package of support to guide installers through their MCS application.