The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014
USEFUL INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE
There are obligations for anyone who is responsible for a District or Communal heat network, and it’s important to understand the impact of the regulations and the potential benefits.
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 implement the requirements in the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) with respect to the supply of distributed heat, cooling, and hot water.
The EED promotes energy efficiency in the EU to achieve the Commission’s 2020 20% headline target on carbon reduction. There are currently around 2000 heat networks in the UK, serving 2% of domestic, public and commercial demand.
Quick Overview of the Regulations
The regulations were previously enforced by DECC with the National Measurement and Regulations Office (NMRO), which have both now been integrated into the new Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Building owners of multi-let properties where heating, cooling or hot water is supplied to tenants through a district or communal heat network are now legally obliged to do the following:-
- Provide detailed information about those networks to the BESI
- Install meters on all affected properties
- Bill residents using accurate meter readings and ensure the billing service is compliant with the regulations
The purpose of the Regulations is to allow users of heating, cooling and hot water supplies to be aware of the level of their consumption. These metering and billing regulations apply where a payment is made for the supply of heating/cooling.
How can Evinox help?
We can offer advice about how to register your existing scheme(s) with the BEIS. And if required we can act on your behalf and complete the registration process.
Our billing services meet all requirements of the regulations – let us take care of your scheme
We can assess your existing communal or district development and advise on the most cost effective, suitable metering and billing solution for your heat network
Solutions for M&E Consultants
Our products and design principles meet the energy efficiency requirements to support modern heat networks. We work closely with consultants to provide advice and support when selecting equipment, and ensure successful project delivery.
Solutions for Developers
We have experience working with developers to provide housing for diverse resident profiles, such as mixed-use schemes including high-end homes, combined with affordable housing and local amenities.