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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.

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.


MCS is aware that consumers are concerned about ensuring their installations are registered with MCS in time for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive’s (RHI) expected launch in Spring 2014.

The following notice outlines further information regarding this situation.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme, today publishes a statement on the Judicial Review (held on the 2nd and 3rd October 2013) between the Claimant Energie EST LDA and the 1st Defendants, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the 2nd Defendants, MCS SMG and other interested parties.

This free event is run by the industry for the industry as part of the UK-wide Working Well Together (WWT) campaign.

MCS has today published a number of MCS standards and associated documents for consultation.

MCS has today published updates to MIS 3001 (v3.0) and MCS 004 (v3.0). These updates are now available on the MCS website.

With plans already in place for the event to take part in 2013, MCS would like to congratulate the organising bodies (SNIPEF, SELECT, NSCC and FMB) for such a successful inaugural Edingburgh Low Carbon Property Festival and it's recognition at Scottish Parliament.


The festival received great attendance, with many of the presentations from the three day programme being sold out! MCS was pleased to be in attendance at the event and we look forward to working together in the future.

The MCS Helpdesk will be closed from 1.30pm on Thursday 12th September 2013. This is due to internal staff training.

Emails will still be received during this time but enquries will not be responded to until the next day. The team will be back on the Helpdesk on Friday 13th September from 9am - 5pm (normal hours).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

8th October 2013, NEC Birmingham

In collaboration with the Solar Trade Association, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) will be hosting a solar thermal forum alongside Solar Energy UK exhibition. The forum will focus on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme, the world's first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. This and other topics will be covered in presentations given by representatives from: STA (UK Solar Trade Association), DECC (UK Department of Energy & Climate Change) and ESTIF Secretariat.