Posted: 18 June, 2013. Written by James Beard
New scheme will help build consumer confidence
The Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) welcomes the official launch today of the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS), which is run by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) . The CCAS is being launched today at the TSI Conference in Brighton . The TSI’s launch statement includes a case study from RECC.
RECC, which is run by Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL), is one of only a handful of Codes approved under the CCAS. RECC’s aim is to guarantee a high quality experience for consumers wishing to buy or lease small-scale energy generation systems for their homes.
RECC Chief Executive Virginia Graham said:
“We are delighted to be going forward in partnership with TSI in the ‘new consumer landscape’ that we are now part of. We are confident that we can successfully build on the many synergies we have with enforcement agencies around the UK and learn from our future association. So we are stepping into the new era with confidence and optimism.
“As we move forward into this new era we salute the long association we have had with the OFT since we first started to draft the Codes in December 2005. Since then the OFT has provided us with wise counsel and strict evaluation. This helped us rise to the immense challenges we have faced as the small-scale renewables sector grew out of all recognition during those seven intervening years.”
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