In order to receive the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) it is compulsory that all installations are Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) compliant.

What is the MCS?

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an independent scheme that certifies microgeneration products, such as heat pump systems and their installers in accordance with consistent standards.

It is designed to evaluate microgeneration products and installers against robust criteria providing greater protection for consumers.


Kensa Heat Pumps has contributed to the formation of the MCS Heat Pump Standard (MIS 3005); a level of standard practiced by Kensa since 1999 – a good ten years prior to initiation of the MCS Heat Pump Standard.

MCS, RHI & You

The MCS is the only certification scheme to cover all microgeneration products and services, and has support from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), industry and non-governmental groups as a prime method for making a substantial contribution to cutting the UK’s dependency on fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions.

To access Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments, you will need to ensure an MCS approved product and installer is used for your project.

Kensa’s products are MCS certified, and with our network of approved installers we can ensure your system is fully MCS compliant. If you prefer to use your own contractor, if they are not MCS registered then using Kensa’s MCS installer accreditation via our MCS umbrella, we can oversee and certify the installation to be MCS compliant.

Kensa offered a unique option whereby they supported and commissioned the system using their MCS Umbrella. This worked well for me and it was all straightforward.

Stephen Chidgey, Selfbuilder