You may need to comply with the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 if you are a commercial or domestic property landlord and you provide heating, cooling or hot water to multiple buildings via a district heating network or to tenants in a multi-let property via a communal heating network.
How it works
If you do need to comply, you should have already notified the Secretary of State and by 31 December 2016 you must:
- Either install metering or heat cost allocators to measure heat delivered to each final customer and provide regular billing information.
- Or undertake a cost effectiveness / technical feasibility assessment to show it is impractical to install metering or heat cost allocators.
We can help you by:
- Carrying out feasibility studies to investigate if is it technically and financially viable to install meters.
- Making ongoing submissions to the National Measurement and Regulation Office on your behalf – as you must submit detailed information about your heating networks every 4 years.
How you benefit
- Ensures you interpret the regulations correctly and avoid the mistake of thinking you are exempt when you are not and vice versa.
- Saves you the time, hassle and worry involved in making the submissions yourself – we handle all the paperwork, ensure everything is correctly presented and processed quickly.
- Gives you the opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of your property – by metering each end user you can, for example, find out where the majority of heat is being lost within a building or heating network and put plans in place to mitigate this.
- We can also provide a rebilling service to make the whole process as simple and trouble free as possible for you.
What to do next
Call us on 024 7669 6512 and ask to talk to Oli or Andrew if you think you need to comply with the heat metering regulations and would like some help.