The Heat Network Regulations was introduced as part of the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Directive – a drive to encourage all member states to lower their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
The Energy Efficiency Directive promotes energy efficiency in the EU by laying down rules to overcome challenges in the supply and use of energy. The new laws in the UK mean every district or community heating scheme in the country must comply with it.
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 implement these requirements with respect to the supply of distributed heat, cooling and hot water. It set new rules about installing meters for monitoring usage and recording details of communal heat schemes.
The ramifications of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations Act 2014 has meant a changing landscape, but our experience and expertise has left Energyinvoicing well positioned to provide compliant tenant billing services to landlords and developers.
As well as billing, meter installation and data management services will need to be provided to comply with the mandatory regulatory update to this Act, due at the end of 2017.