MCS launches quality assurance scheme for battery energy storage systems

06 Feb 2020

At the end of January, MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) published the first standard for installation of battery energy storage systems. Battery Storage Standard (MIS 3012) is designed to complement the organisations certification of other microgeneration technologies and has been developed with input from Tesla, Sonnen, Moixa, the STA and REA amongst others.

The aim of MIS 3012 is to enhance the roll out of energy storage installations whilst ensuring consumer protection. Supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the scheme sets out installation requirements for MCS certified Installers who supply, design and install electrical energy storage systems.

MCS is currently piloting the scheme with volunteer Installers and expects Certification Bodies to be in a position to accept applications for certification against the standard towards the middle of 2020.  Installers considering certification against it can already begin working towards it in preparation for assessment.

MCS CEO, Ian Rippin said:

“As we continue to support the sector, our battery storage scheme will be backed by scheme requirements managed independently and impartially. This is all about enabling the industry to deliver the best outcomes for the consumers that it serves.

Registrations under this scheme will sit alongside existing small-scale renewable energy installations that are currently held centrally within the MCS Installation Database. For Installers this represents a one-stop-shop for all of their registrations without the need to access a different system. For consumers, it delivers the benefit of being able to search for all of their renewable energy needs, including battery storage solutions, in one place.”

To read the standard in full, please click here