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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.

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.

In preparation for the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) MCS has agreed with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that all MCS compliant installations installed since 15th July 2009, but not yet registered on the MCS Installation Database (MID), must be registered on the MID by 4pm 22nd October 2013.

This year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival is going green, by hosting a “Low Carbon Property Festival”. The event, which has been organised by a number of leading trade associations in Scotland, the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NSCC (National Specialists Contractors’ Council), SELECT (Scottish Electrical Federation) and SNIPEF (Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation), is aiming to raise the profile of low carbon building in Scotland.