This week is the Government’s first ever Green Great Britain week (15 – 19 October 2018). Set to become an annual event, the Government’s vision for Green GB week is to highlight the opportunities presented by clean growth and raise awareness of how people can support climate action, not least of which is through households adopting small scale onsite renewable technologies to meet their heating and energy needs.
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News & Events
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has today published an updated version (3.0) of MCS 005. This update has been made to align MCS 005 with the current product standards.
The MCS Charitable Foundation and the MCS Service Company have submitted a joint response to the Government’s consultation on the proposed closure of the Feed-In Tariffs Scheme which supports small-scale low-carbon generation in the UK.
The Board of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme Service Company (MCSSCo) has appointed Ian Rippin as its very first Chief Executive. Read more
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has today launched a revised version of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme Brand Guidelines (version 3.0) with references to the ‘Secretary of State’ replaced with the ‘MCS Charitable Foundation’. This revision has been made to align with the new structure and ownership of the MCS Scheme. You can view the new MCS Branding Guidelines here.
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Today, MCS has published Issue 1.2 of MGD 001, the guidance document to accompany MCS 001-1 MCS Contractor Certification Scheme Requirements Part 1: Requirements for MCS Contractors.
Guidance on satisfying clause 4 in MCS 001-1 (Contracts and customer requirements) has been updated to align with the introduction of the Assignment of Rights (AoR) to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Read more
Following previous communication, the MCS Steering Group met on 5th December 2017 and agreed an increase of the per installation fee to £30 to take place on or as soon as practicable after 1st March 2018. Post-novation, the MCSSCo Board of Directors unanimously supported this decision.
This fee was agreed as the minimum increase necessary to allow the Scheme to function with a balanced budget.
MCSSCo would like to update you on two developments with key dates to be aware of next month.
MCS is aware of phishing emails being sent to MCS Contractors due to the ‘Contact Installer’ forms being misused by an automated programme designed for such a purpose.
On 7th February 2018, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) laid regulations to implement reforms to both the Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes before Parliament. On 27th June 2018, Assignment of Rights will come into effect for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).