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Anyone know a locally based Green Deal Assessor?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: Anyone know a locally based Green Deal Assessor?  Reply with quote

I am half-way through installing a ground source heat pump (GSHP).
The rules and procedures around the Green Deal, Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP - like a grant) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI - like a photovoltaic panel feed-in tariff but for heat) have changed (again). A Green Deal Assessment is now required to claim the RHPP and eventually the RHI.

The government-sponsored website for finding a Green Deal Assessor does not allow you to easily find a locally based GDA. The companies I found are based anywhere between Hastings and Glasgow, yet claim to work all over the UK.

Does anyone know a Green Deal Assessor based in Aberdeenshire?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Tristan Wolfe - based in Huntly - contact details can be found below.

http://www.kinetiqa.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your prompt recommendation Maria.
I would have gone with Tristran but more or less as soon as I had posted my query but before your response popped up, I had found another local Green Deal Assessor and arranged for him to come along this week. He appeared yesterday. It all went well. He sent me the report that evening.

The ground source heat pump was installed meantime and commissioned today. I now have all the bits of paper I need to claim the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) of 2300 before the end of March and eventually the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) per kWh of heat payments for 7 years starting six months after the scheme (maybe) starts in April.
The GD assessor I used was Douglas Mackintosh, an independent GDA who trades under the name of "Green Deal Highland" and is based in Nairn. I would have no reservations in using him again.

Installing the borehole and heat pump was a learning experience. It went well, but there are some things to watch out for.  If anyone is thinking of taking the GSHP borehole route and would like to have the benefit of my advice, just respond to this post or PM me.
Apart from the need for a Green Deal Report to get the RHPP and RHI, in the wider sense the Green Deal has been a waste of time in my case. It is about as transparent as the car hire business and has elements of "Catch 22".  It must be due a revamp soon.  
The theoretical part of the GSHP system was explained to me today. the next learning experience is the usage phase.  
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