Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014


is a set of statutory rules that were introduced into UK law in November 2014 and cover most district heat networks and communal heating systems. The majority of these regulations came into force on 18th December 2014 with the remainder all becoming due by 31st December 2016. This is a link to the government Heat Networks website.

These regulations have been developed to support the EU target of a 20% reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2020.

The regulations include obligations covering a range of topics such as meter installation, reporting & notification, customer billing, information provision and customer care.

Key dates to be aware of:

From December 2014Key steps to comply with the new regulations

ALL new and major refurbishment projects must install bulk meters for the building and individual meters to each separate unit for billing based on actual consumption.

By December 2015

ALL existing schemes have a duty to notify the National Measurement Office (NMO) of the scheme / property details.

Before December 2016

ALL existing multi-occupancy buildings must have the bulk and individual meters or HCAs installed to enable billing based on actual consumption.  However, meters may not need to be installed if, through completion of the government assessment toolkit, it is determined not to be feasible or financially viable.

 As a developer/landlord – how do these regulations affect me? (click on this link for further information)

SW Energy is able to offer a range of services that will assist landlords and developers in achieving the December 2016 deadline and beyond:

  • Assessment services
    Covering all the necessary activities to determine feasibility and financial viability
  • Supply and installation
    Meters, HCAs, Thermostatic valves etc.
  • Billing services
    A range of options from simple billing only to a fully managed meter to cash service
  • Maintenance
    Inspection, testing and repair of meter and HIU related equipment
  • Energy centre optimisation
    Analysis of plant room settings to determine optimum energy efficiency

Should you wish to discuss how SW Energy can assist you in any of these areas please contact Mark Thomas on 0203 627 9570

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