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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 pleased to confirm our attendance at Ecobuild 2016 (8-10 March), a world leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the build environment.

The MCS Administrator has today removed seven Solar Assisted Heat Pumps (SAHP), certified by SZU and manufactured by Energy Panel S.L. The manufacturer and certification body are currently working together to rectify this. They aim to reinstate the products on the MCS Installation Database  as soon as possible. Please check our product listings for an update on the SAHPs. 

Ofgem have now published their ‘Guidance on pausing the FIT scheme’, along with their response to the stakeholder feedback they received, which lists the changes that have been made since the draft guidance was published on 17 December 2015.

The Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive came into force on 26th September 2015. MCS Heat Pump standards were updated to be in line with the directive.

Installer Standard: MIS 3005 v4.3
Product Standard: MCS 007 v5.0

A transition period has been in place since 26th September for Heat Pump products, however from 26th March 2016 a Heat Pump product must comply with MCS 007 v5.0 to remain MCS certified.

MCS have reviewed the Government response to the Feed-in Tariff consultation and have produced a summary document.

During the Christmas and New Year period, the MCS Helpdesk will be operating a reduced helpdesk service. The helpdesk will be open: 

On 17 December 2015, the Government published its response to the Feed-in Tariff consultation. Please follow the below links for:

  • The Government response here.
  • A high-level consumer friendly summary of the response here.

MCS will publish some guidance around these changes shortly.

Today Ofgem have published a note for any applicant who may encounter problems with completing their domestic RHI application between 5pm and midnight on 31 December after the Ofgem Customer Support Desk closes that day.  

The information via the link below may be useful to those who are applying within this period to receive the current biomass tariff, ie before the 1 January 2016 degression.

Full details may be found here.

The MCS Installation Database (MID) will be undergoing maintenance and will not be accessible between 15:00-17:00 on Friday 4th December. Please do not try to access the database during this time as you will be unable to generate certificates and it is unlikely that any MCS certificates will be sent out.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme published a one month consultation on MCS 008 with the addition of an Annex to cover biomass appliances with incidental cooking capability on Tuesday 24th November.

The deadline for submitting comments is Thursday 24th December 2015. Further information can be found on the consultations page of the MCS website.