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The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2018

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Certification for installation of microgeneration heating equipment

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18.—(1) A plant meets the requirements set out in this regulation if it is certified under—

(a)the Microgeneration Certification Scheme(1) as installed in accordance with a relevant installation standard in that scheme; or

(b)a scheme—

(i)where installers are certified to that scheme’s standards by a certification body or organisation accredited to EN 45011(2) or EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012(3);

(ii)where the plant is installed in accordance with the installation requirements applicable to the plant under that scheme on the plant’s first commissioning date and which are equivalent to a relevant installation standard; and

(iii)which is equivalent to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.

(2) In paragraph (1), if the first commissioning date for the plant is on or after the date on which these Regulations come into force, “relevant installation standard” means—

(a)where the plant generates heat from solid biomass or solid biomass contained in waste, version 4.2 of the document entitled “Microgeneration Installation Standard: MIS 3004 requirements for MCS contractors undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning and handover of solid biofuel heating systems” published on 6th May 2015(4);

(b)where the plant is a ground source heat pump or air source heat pump, version 5.0 of the document entitled “Microgeneration Installation Standard: MIS 3005 requirements for MCS contractors undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning and handover of microgeneration heat pump systems” published on 28th April 2017(5); or

(c)where the plant generates heat using a solar collector, version 4.2 of the document entitled “Microgeneration Installation Standard: MIS 3001 requirements for MCS contractors undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning and handover of solar heating microgeneration systems” published on 1st May 2015(6).

(3) In paragraph (1), if the first commissioning date for the plant is earlier than the date on which these Regulations come into force, “relevant installation standard” means any installation requirements applicable to the plant under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, or an equivalent scheme, on the plant’s first commissioning date.

(1)

Details of which are available at www.microgenerationcertification.org

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The ISBN for the English language version of this standard is ISBN 0 580 29415 3. This standard was published by the British Standards Institution on 15th July 1998 and copies, including hard copies, can be obtained at www.bsigroup.com.

(3)

The ISBN for the English language version of this standard is ISBN 978 0 580 78472 9. This standard was published by the British Standards Institution on 31st October 2012 and copies, including hard copies, can be obtained at www.bsigroup.com.

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