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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.

As previously announced MCS released updates to all heat technology installation standards on 16th December 2013. All installers must comply with the revised standards by 16th March 2014. Please be aware that the updates are significant and you must take action to ensure you are ready to implement the updates by 16th March 2014. Therefore please make sure that you have reviewed the revised standards and that you have updated your processes accordingly. A summary of the changes can be found here.

On 21st October 2013, MCS announced that it would be developing a process for customers who do not have an MCS certificate for reasons such as their installer is no longer trading or MCS certified. We are continuing to work on this process and further details will be published on the MCS website News and Events page once available.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is pleased to announce two key new initiatives designed to help installers get involved with the Scheme, and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the forthcoming domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This work is the culmination of a number of consultations which we received feedback on from industry and legislative bodies.

 

DECC have just released a RHPP leaflet for the Household Scheme. The leaflet is aimed at installers, to enable them to promote the grants currently available in the lead up to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). To download the leaflet please click here.

MCS have published a process for installation companies explaining how to register an installation that has missed the 10 working day deadline. This also covers the process for amending an existing MCS certificate.

This event is not being organised by MCS and has been included here for your information. Please contact the event organisers for further information regarding the event and registration.
 
On Thursday 5th December 2013, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is hosting this free event for solar PV / solar thermal installers as part of the UK-wide Working Well Together (WWT) campaign.
 

On 21st October 2013, MCS announced that it would be developing a process for customers who do not have an MCS certificate for reasons such as their installer is no longer trading or MCS certified. We are continuing to work on this process and further details will be published on the MCS website News and Events page once available.

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To support the upcoming Domestic RHI, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) are today launching £500,000 of funding to help installer companies in England access the training they need to engage with renewable heating technologies.

The £500,000 will be split across two streams:

     - Stream 1: Cross-skilling support

     - Stream 2: Apprenticeship support

For further details on how the money will be spent within each stream, please read the official press release from DECC and GTEC Training, who have been awarded the contract to administer the programme. 

 

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has just announced that 57 successful applicants will be awarded a share of £5million to install over 2000 installations.  

In May 2013, DECC launched two new competitions to push the deployment of renewable heating technologies in the social housing sector. The second of these competitions, Reach-Out closed on 27th September 2013. This competition was aimed at social landlords who had previously thought the RHPP competition might not be for them, or who needed to find out more before committing. DECC is pleased to see bids from landlords who have not participated in the RHPP previously, as well as several small bids from landlords trying out the different technologies to see what might work for them and their tenants.

Please see their Press Release for the full list of winners.