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Amendments to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations

Objectives of the consultation

This consultation set out the proposed changes to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 to ensure final consumption heat metering devices (heat meters and heat cost allocators) are installed on heat networks and that billing is based on consumption where it is technically feasible and cost-effective to do so. 

The consultation introduced three building classes, based on current requirements to install meters and exemptions:

  • ‘Viable’ class - meters must be installed;
  • ‘Exempt’ class - meters not required;
  • ‘Open’ class - meters or heat cost allocators required if cost-effective.  

A substantial part of the consultation covered the proposals for an updated methodology to assess the cost-effectiveness of meter installation for buildings in the ‘Open’ class and a high-level description of the associated updated cost-effectiveness tool for heat suppliers. 

Amendments were also proposed to extend the provisions of the Regulations on meter accuracy, maintenance, and billing to all installed metering devices for consumers on heat networks. 

This consultation closed on 24 January 2019.

Supporting papers

To download documents that supported this consultation, please follow the links below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE did not submit a response to this consultation as there were no significant comments from CIBSE Members.