Gideon Richards, chair of the steering group and Interim ceo of MCS, said: “It is really positive to see the final implementation of the Domestic RHI. Having been discussing and working closely with DECC, Ofgem and other stakeholders for a long time, MCS’s considerable contribution to enabling the Domestic RHI to be delivered is a credit to all those that have worked tirelessly within the scheme and its voluntary Working Groups to ensure MCS supports the domestic RHI’s smooth uptake.”
He added: “Recent introduction to the scheme of compliance certificates, updated standards, clarification of competency criteria and amending the MCS database, have all supported MCS readying itself for the Domestic RHI. We now look forward to seeing a sustained and credible growth in all areas of the microgeneration heat sector.”
MCS would like to take this opportunity to remind all installer companies they will need to do the following for domestic RHI installations:
- Ensure the installation complies with the MCS Domestic RHI Metering Guidance;
- Ensure the product being installed is eligible for the Domestic RHI by checking the Product Eligibility List (PEL) available on the Ofgem website (https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/domestic-renewable-heat-incentive-product-eligibility-list);
- Complete a copy of the MCS Compliance Certificate, if the installation was completed on or after the 16 March 2014; and
- Register the installation on the MCS Installation Database (MID) and upload a copy of the MCS Compliance Certificate to the MID.
Domestic RHI pre-application enquiries from customers can be directed to the Energy Saving Advice Service (in England and Wales) on 0300 123 1234 or Home Energy Scotland (in Scotland) 0808 808 2282.
Customers wishing to apply for the incentive can apply on the OFGEM website: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/domestic-rhi.
The OFGEM website contains a range of useful support materials including guidance for installer companies https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/domestic-renewable-heat-incentive.