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Heat Network (Metering and Billing Regulations 2014): guidance to compliance and enforcement of the legislation.

Heat Networks

Summary

  • Implement the requirements in the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
  • Related to the supply of distributed heat, cooling, hot water and cold water.

Original Author: National Measurement Office
Original Link: https://www.gov.uk/heat-networks

Content

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, hot water and cold water.

The EED promotes energy efficiency in the EU to achieve the Commission’s 2020 20% headline target on energy efficiency. It lays down rules to overcome market failures that impede efficiency in the supply and use of energy.

There are many thousands of heat networks in the UK, supplying hundreds of thousands of dwellings, commercial premises, and public buildings. The legislation is enforced in the UK by the National Measurement Office (NMO). The NMO are also responsible for receiving notifications under regulation 3.

Scope

A guidance document has been produced by the NMO to help define what is and isn’t in scope of the regulations

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/402506/Heat_networks_scope_guidance.pdf