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- Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
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Microgeneration Strategy and Action Plan
The Microgeneration Strategy and Action Plan was published by DECC in June 2011 following consultation.
The strategy has two core principles:
Principal 1: Provision of financial Incentives to support the growth of small scale renewable energy generation. The intention is to reduce this support over time as sector achieves critical mass and innovation drives down costs.
Principal 2: To address the non financial barriers facing the sector. With government, industry and consumers to work together but much of the onus is on industry to overcome barriers and maximise opportunities from the financial incentives. Government's role is to streamline regulation and protect consumers.
The documents published in June address the key non financial barriers and include a total of 27 actions based on:
- Quality and standards, Includes MCS, SAP, Warranties & insurances
- Skills and knowledge
- Information and advice
The Strategy also addresses community scale projects with a further two actions.
The Action plan
Microgeneration Government-Industry Contact Group decided to develop and implement an action plan to address the needs raised in the Microgeneration Strategy, HHIC are active participants.
There are five task groups working with agreed outcomes, deliverables and milestones:
- Skills & Knowledge
- Warranties & Insurances
There are also two overarching task groups focussing on Communication and Community Delivery.
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