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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.

News & Events

Phishing emails

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.

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MCS POST NOVATION – THE STORY SO FAR

It has been just over a month since the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) became fully independent of government through novation and we are already making progress in a number of key areas.

The MCS transferred to the MCS Service Company Limited and the MCS Charitable Foundation on April 25 2018. Both held their first Board meetings in May.

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MCS Scheme Update – RHI regulations & MCS 031

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. The changes to the schemes have successfully passed through the parliamentary process and come into force today.

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Novation Statement

Establishing the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) as independent of government is aligned with the government’s strategy of enabling the renewables market to be sustainable in the long-term.

We are pleased to announce that this process is now complete. The MCS has been made independent of government. This took place on April 25th, 2018.

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MCS Update: Experienced Workers Route Pilot & Competency Checker Tool

The MCS Steering Group has taken the decision to formally close the Experienced Workers Route (EWR) Pilot. The feedback from the Pilot will be reviewed to consider if such an approach to demonstrating competency adds value to industry. The Experienced Workers Route remains as a method for MCS Contractors to demonstrate competency working with their Certification Body (rather than a third-party assessor).

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RHI Update & Planned MID Changes

On 28th March 2018 a change to the MCS Installation Database (MID) will be implemented to bring MCS certificates in line with incoming changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This means that some additional questions will appear in the MID, when generating (and amending) MCS certificates. 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.

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