The Microgeneration
        Certification Scheme
market entry barrier or necessity for the UK market?

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Who we are and what we do

NEF is a registered charity
www.nef.org.uk


•  Carbon Trust Standard
•  Training
•  Green Ener...
Content:
1.  Renewable Energy in the UK
2.  The Microgeneration
   Certification Scheme
   •  What is it?
   •  Who is it ...
1. Renewable Energy in the UK

•  UK Renewable Energy market - niche market

•  about 150,000 RE installations - 26 millio...
2. The Microgeneration Certification
Scheme
What is it and who is it for?


•  MCS is industry-led & government supported ...
2. The Microgeneration Certification
    Scheme
   •  How does it work?

                                        CONTROL
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2. The Microgeneration Certification
   Scheme

Incentives to join the scheme:


•  Feed-In Tariff (FiT)
•  Renewable Heat...
3. Strengths

•  It helps to filter out ‘rogue traders’


•  It generates consumer confidence


•  It sets and raises cohe...
4. Potential for improvement

•  Certification Bodies assessment fees differ widely
   and are not related to company size...
4. Potential for improvement
5. Future Prospects
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme




market entry barrier or necessity for the UK market?
Thanks for listening!!!

   Any questions?

   Please send your feedback:

 stefanie.rief@nef.org.uk
     www.nef.org.uk
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UKPVC 2010 Stefanie Rief - mcs presentation

  1. 1. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme market entry barrier or necessity for the UK market? Stefanie Rief The UK PV Conference (22nd June 2010/Solarplaza)
  2. 2. Who we are and what we do NEF is a registered charity www.nef.org.uk •  Carbon Trust Standard •  Training •  Green Energy Scheme •  Ground Source Heat Pump Association •  Solar Trade Association •  Consultancy The National Energy Foundation is proud to celebrate its 20th Anniversary this year!!!
  3. 3. Content: 1.  Renewable Energy in the UK 2.  The Microgeneration Certification Scheme •  What is it? •  Who is it for? •  MCS structure •  Incentives 3.  Strengths Solar panels installed by Solarcentury in Stanstead, UK 4.  Potential for improvement 5.  Future Prospects
  4. 4. 1. Renewable Energy in the UK •  UK Renewable Energy market - niche market •  about 150,000 RE installations - 26 million homes •  Due to binding 2020 targets - expected rapid market growth •  number of market players increasing exponentially •  As response - UK Government has commissioned MCS
  5. 5. 2. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme What is it and who is it for? •  MCS is industry-led & government supported scheme for small scale renewable manufacturers and installers •  MCS accreditation - microgeneration technology systems have: •  Work to installation & product standards •  an appropriate QMS in place •  comply with ethical standards
  6. 6. 2. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme •  How does it work? CONTROL MCS Steering Group ADMINISTER MAINTAIN/DEVELOP Gemserv Working Groups Assess against: MCS •  CS standards M •  IS standards M EXECUTE OVERSEE •  FT registered Code of O Certfication Bodies DECC Ethical Practice
  7. 7. 2. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme Incentives to join the scheme: •  Feed-In Tariff (FiT) •  Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) •  Industry recognised standard for their business
  8. 8. 3. Strengths •  It helps to filter out ‘rogue traders’ •  It generates consumer confidence •  It sets and raises coherent standards •  Supervisory board function
  9. 9. 4. Potential for improvement •  Certification Bodies assessment fees differ widely and are not related to company size •  Certification Bodies interpret MCS standards differently •  Certification only up to 45 kW for heat and 50 kW for electricity •  Does good QMS ensure good installation standard? •  Rationalisation with other schemes – Trustmark & CPS?
  10. 10. 4. Potential for improvement
  11. 11. 5. Future Prospects
  12. 12. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme market entry barrier or necessity for the UK market?
  13. 13. Thanks for listening!!! Any questions? Please send your feedback: stefanie.rief@nef.org.uk www.nef.org.uk

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