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Heat Network Regulations
The Heat Network Regulations came into force in 2014 and affects operators of heat networks.
The overall aim of the Heat Network Regulations is to reduce carbon emissions from heating and cooling premises. With the thinking behind the regulations being that by installing heat meters or equivalent, end users will pay for what they are actually using. In turn, the hope is that users will become more aware of their usage and be more efficient with their usage. This also supports a fair and transparent method for billing end users on heat networks.
So, if you supply heating, cooling or hot water to tenants via a heat network, you may be affected by The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations.
Since the regulations were launched in 2014, heat suppliers have been required to notify BEIS of each and every heat network they operate, and then renotify every four years. Under the regulations, the heat suppliers are required to install accurate heat meters (or heat cost allocators) and temperature control devices, where it is cost-effective and technically feasible to do so. There is a duty to maintain these meters, check they are working and bill customers/tenants accurately for their consumption.
Under the regulations, heat network operators, such as landlords with multi-tenanted properties must submit a notification for the networks that they operate.
The notification template is available on the government website or you can contact us to request a copy.