13 January 2023
Installers of low carbon heating technologies, such as heat pumps, are being invited to join a new
Contractor Quality Scheme being launched by the Government of Jersey as part of the Carbon
The Contractor Quality Scheme is being developed with MCS Service Company (MCSSCo).
Securing approval under the scheme will demonstrate a contractor meets industry standards;
highlighting quality, compliance and encouraging the growth of green skills locally.
This is part of the development work under the Carbon Neutral Roadmap, agreed by the States
Assembly in April 2022, to support a soon-to-be announced financial incentive which will help
Islanders to switch from fossil fuel heating to low carbon systems.
Over the next few months, contractors going through approval under the Contractor Quality
Scheme will complete work at a number of pre-chosen pilot properties to demonstrate that they
meet the required quality standards and customer service.
Only work completed by members of
the Contractor Quality Scheme will be eligible to receive Government of Jersey funding under the
incentive scheme which is currently being developed.
Those working in the industry who are interested in low carbon heating and in joining the
Contractor Quality Scheme should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form. They are also
invited to attend an information event on 20 January, with tickets available via Eventbrite.
The administration of the incentive will be supported by Jersey Electricity, which has agreed to
partner with the Government of Jersey during the initial phase.
Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Deputy Hilary Jeune, said: “In Jersey, a significant
proportion of the greenhouse gases we emit come from the fossil fuelled boilers that heat homes
and other buildings. A key priority of the Carbon Neutral Roadmap, therefore, is clearly to speed up
the switch towards low carbon heating methods.
“This new Contractor Quality Scheme allows local businesses working in the emerging low carbon
heating field to demonstrate that they meet the highest quality standards. It also provides a great
opportunity for businesses to consider expanding into green heating provision and to upskill their
“We are pleased to be working in partnership with Jersey Electricity, who will be supporting the
administration of the incentive during this initial phase.”
Low carbon heating technologies covered by the Contractor Quality Scheme will initially include air
source heat pumps, electric flow boilers, electric storage heaters and panel heaters, with additional
technologies to be added as the scheme is further rolled out.