MCS Standards

MCS Technical Working Groups develop the MCS standards, which are predominantly based on international and European standards already in existence.

Archived Consultations

MCS periodically issues consultations. This usually takes place when developing or updating the MCS scheme documents. A summary of previous consultations is listed below. Please click on the relevant link in the table to view a summary of the responses.

Date Description of Consultation Summary of responses
October 2013 16 MCS standards went out for public consultation. The changes centered on improving the robustness of the Scheme in preparation for the launch of the domestic RHI in Spring 2014. Please click here
April/May 2014 MIS 3005 and MCS 007 (heat pump standards) went out for consultation following proposed changes regarding the following three technology types were: Hot Water Heat Pumps, Very High Temperature Heat Pumps and Solar Assisted Heat Pumps. Responses to follow
April/May 2014 MCS 001 went out for consultation following proposed changes to Appendix A, Clause 8 (contracts and customer requirements). Responses to follow
Feb 2015 MIS 3005, MCS 007, MCS 021 and MCS SCOP Calculator (heat pump standards) went out for consultation after intergrating ErP requirements. Responses to follow
October 2015 Scheme Threshold Consultation Responses to follow
November 2015 MCS 008 Biomass Cookers Annex Responses to follow
November 2015 CB Requirements Document Responses to follow
March 2016 Defined Scope Criteria Responses to follow
August 2016 MCS published a six week consultation on extending the scope of MCS 014, MCS 015, MIS 3007 and MIS 3007-2 as well as the Micro-Cogeneration Add-On Calculator and Micro-Cogeneration Add-On-Test Package: Test methodology based on PAS 67:2013.Supporting Note Responses to follow
June 2017 MCS published a one month consultation  on a number of changes to MCS 012

MCS 012/consultation version

Supporting note

Responses to follow