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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.

DECC and OFGEM would like to invite installers to participate in a Q&A session with experts from DECC and OFGEM, they will be able to answer questions on the the RHI scheme and provide advice for installers. This event is only for installers and will be held in the evening from 4-5:30pm.

For further details and to register please see the table below:

We are aware that there was an intermittent issue with some transactions being delayed longer than normal (outside that PayPal security review times) or not being processed correctly and credits not displaying.

Please note that biomass sustainability RHI regulations came into force on February 5, 2015, with the obligation on RHI participants to meet the sustainability requirements from 5 October 2015. This is to help provide sufficient lead time for participants to fully understand the requirement and how to demonstrate compliance, and for suppliers on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) to ensure they have the necessary supply chain evidence in place to demonstrate they meet the land use criteria. Information sheets are available in the Biomass Sustainability section on the DECC policy webpage. Further information on the BSL is available for suppliers or traders of biomass fuel as well as consumers.

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is a government scheme which provides financial incentives for using renewable heating in place of fossil fuels in domestic properties. The Domestic RHI offers eligible participants the chance to receive quarterly subsidies for generating renewable heat in the home from eligible biomass boilers and stoves, solar thermal installations, ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps. The scheme launched on April 9 2014 and, based on experiences and feedback so far, DECC have amended the regulations to make small changes to the policy.

MCS has launched a new consultation on proposals for the arbitration of MCS disputes and updates to MCS 001.

Following the successful prosecution of a solar panel firm by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we would like to remind all MCS installation companies that they should ensure they are fully complying with all aspects of health and safety legislation.

MCS has published an update to the MCS biomass calculator (version 1.4). This version of the calculator is available to download here.

Energy Saving Trust will be running an online webinar on 'Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 and consequences for micorgeneration sales' which will be held on 29th January 2015 from 9:00am - 9:45am.

Between Monday 22nd December 2014 and Friday 2nd January 2015, MCS will be operating its helpdesk at reduced hours. Please see the table below for further information.

EST and Ofgem would like to extend an invitation to all MCS installers to join their webinar to learn more about the proposed changes to the domestic RHI. Further details can be found below.