02 February 2023
MCS, the standards organisation for small-scale domestic renewable energy and technology across the UK, has appointed Stephen Trotter to its board as a non-executive director.
He spent more than 30 years in the energy industry – from power transmission and distribution to leading renewable energy projects, and most recently was chief executive of Natural Power, a global energy consultancy working on green energy projects.
He said: "It is a pivotal time to be joining MCS. I am looking forward to working closely with the board and the executive team at MCS as it plays an increasingly important role in helping deliver an integral part of the UK’s net zero energy transition.
"The need for home-grown energy solutions has never been stronger, especially given the ongoing cost-of-living crisis which has brought about an increased focus on the UK’s energy affordability and security.
"It’s only right there be further attention on renewable energy generation to reduce carbon emissions. MCS data highlights the continued uptake in solar, battery storage and heat pump installations, as well as an increase in certified contractors who are on the ground delivering the work.
"MCS certification of products and contractors provides consumer confidence that low carbon energy solutions deliver energy and cost-saving benefits in the short term while adding to the value of a property in the longer term.''
Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, added: "It’s great to welcome Stephen to our team as he joins the board at a critical period. The business is in solid shape as we continue to play a vital role in addressing the huge challenge of decarbonising homes across the UK.
"Stephen’s vast industry experience and leadership skills will help us meet our ambitious objectives by providing stewardship that will enable us to inform consumers and decision makers and work alongside our partners and stakeholders to support the sector’s growth.''