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About MCS

MCS is a mark of quality and demonstrates
compliance to industry standards that companies
strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that
companies are able to consistently install or
manufacture to the highest quality every time.

REI is delighted to announce the four judges who will join editor Paul Stephen on the panel for this year’s Energy Efficiency & Renewables Awards.

As the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is now up and running, we asked Ofgem, administrators of the scheme, to offer some key tips and advice.

MCS would like to inform all installers that the MCS Installation Database (MID) will be unavailable due to maintenance for up to 2 hours on Wednesday 11th June 2014.

Please do not try to access the database during this time.

MCS has launched a new calculator to support biomass installers carrying out MCS design calculations.

MIS 3005 and MCS 007 (MSC heat pump installation and product standards) have today been issued for public consultation. The deadline for comments is 18th May 2014. For further information please see the consultations page or click here.

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive has launched today and customers can now apply on the OFGEM website.

MCS has today launched its process for obtaining MCS certificates for consumers whose MCS installation companies have ceased trading or are no longer MCS certified. The process and checklist for applicants requesting a copy of the MCS certificate can be found here. Please read the information below for further guidance.

MCS 001 (Installer Certification Scheme Requirements) has been released for public consultation.

All comments must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th May 2014. Responses must be submitted using the response form provided. Please note that we are unable to accept feedback submitted not using the response forms.

Permitted development rights for wind turbines and air source heat pumps on domestic properties were introduced in December 2011. They include a requirement to comply with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme Planning Standards which specifies a noise limit of 42 decibels. The Government response to the consultation made a commitment to review the appropriateness of this noise limit after one year. In Spring 2013 the Department completed this review.

The outcome of this review can be downloaded here

RHI Roadshow - How can the Renewable Heat Incentive benefit my business?

10th April 2014, Dentons LLP, One Fleet Place, London EC4M 7WS


Everything you need to know about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI):

How it works?

What systems are eligible?

What are the business opportunities and a whole lot more . . .