Viessmann technical director, Christian Engelke, has been elected to the position of chairman of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Micro CHP (MCHP) Working Group.
"I am looking forward to raising awareness of the opportunities presented by the wider deployment of the family of micro CHP products in the UK. This will require me to work on addressing the low uptake of MCS certification by installers and improving the process for introducing innovative micro CHP products to the market such as small scale fuel cells.
I will be energetically leading the MCS’s efforts to put micro CHP back on the government agenda and to raising its profile in the policy areas of housebuilding and air quality, where micro CHP should be recognised on par with renewables as an alternative low carbon low NOx solution and as an improvement on traditional gas heating products," said Christian Engelke.
Viessmann has driven its pioneering Vitovalor domestic fuel cell system through the MCS process over the past few years and even became MCS-registered itself in order to undertake early product installations. The now MCS-listed product is supported by European PACE funding, is covered by the government’s feed-in-tariff and 40 UK installers are trained to fit it.