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Energy related Products (ErP) Directive (2009/125/EC)

A reminder from MCS that the Energy related Products Directive (ErP) came into force on September 26 2015, and affects all heating and hot water products with an heating output equal to or less than 400kW The ErP is comprised of two Directives: Ecodesign and Energy Labelling. Ecodesign sets a minimum energy performance and environment […]

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Establishment of the new MCS Structure

Following key developments over the past 12 months, a new structure for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme is beginning to evolve, reports MCS Many of these developments stem from Tripartite Agreement signed on 1st October 2014 by DECC, the MCS Service Company (MCSSCo) Ltd, and Gemserv (as the MCS Administrator). Following this agreement being signed, MCS […]

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Triple whammy

There has been much progress made since October 01 2014, when a Tripartie Agreement between DECC, the MCS Administrator (Gemserv) and the MCS Service Company (MCSSCo) was signed. The Tripartite Agreement can be found on the MCS website (www.microgenerationcertification.org) should you wish to read it however the key points to note are as follows: A […]

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Find a fuel

The government has recently approved legislation relating to the fuel to be used by claimants of RHI for woody biomass, reminds the MCS From 05 October 2015, all RHI claimants must demonstrate that the woodfuel they are burning has been produced in a legal and sustainable manner, and falls within certain greenhouse gas limits. Claimants […]

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Energy-related Product Labelling

Kelly Butler, marketing director at BEAMA, reminds readers of the legal implications of this year’s ErP introduction From September 26 2015, new boilers, heat pumps and water heaters need to display a label to show their energy performance. A mandatory energy label is being launched that grades product performance from A+++ to G (with A+++ […]

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Changes afoot for dRHI

MCS reminds installers of updates to the domestic RHI, which came into force on February 05 2015 In April 2014, the government launched the domestic RHI scheme providing a financial incentive for consumers using renewable heating systems. Based on experience and feedback, DECC has made a number of amendments to the regulations. The amendments are […]

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Spring watch

MCS would like to take this opportunity to remind installers and manufacturers of the updated standards published in November 2014, and potential changes to the eligibility rules for the domestic RHI. Subject to parliamentary process and approval of the draft regulations, these changes are expected to come into force in spring 2015 A summary of […]

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Tripartite agreement signed

On October 01 2014, a Tripartite Agreement between DECC, the MCS Administrator (Gemserv) and the MCS Service Company (MCSSCo) was signed. The signing of this important agreement should not be under estimated as it signifies the commitment of all the stakeholders in the microgeneration industry to move the Scheme forward with the establishment of MCS […]

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Domestic RHI and Metering

It has been a good year for the heat industry with the arrival of the much anticipated Domestic RHI. However, a topic which a lot of installers have been contacting us about is metering; When is metering needed? Who is allowed to install it? And where does it need to be installed? When is metering […]

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Generation meter placement and FiTs

Following discussions with Energy UK and the FiT Licensees, MCS has been made aware of an issue surrounding the placement of generation meters for FiTs eligible installations During the two yearly physical meter reads carried out by the FiT Licensees it has become apparent that a large number of generation meters have been installed in […]

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