Consultation outcome

Implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive: metering and billing of heating and cooling

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Government Response to the ‘Implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive as it applies to the metering and billing of heating and cooling’ consultation

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Impact assessment

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Equality Analysis

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Assessing the cost effectiveness of individual metering: Energy demand benchmarks.

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Detail of outcome

The government has now published its response to the public consultation on implementing the metering and billing requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive as they apply to heating and cooling.

Organisations or individuals who supply heating, hot water or cooling via district heating or district cooling networks or communal heating are required to comply with the regulations. The onus will be on the final ‘Heat Supplier’ – the final contractor of heating, cooling or hot water to the final consumer and who charges for this supply. The Consultation was carried out on a UK-wide basis and the implementing regulations apply across the UK.

The government response sets out the outcome of the consultation. The regulations have been laid in Parliament.

Guidance has also been published to help the assessment of cost effectiveness and technical feasibility. This guidance is available on the National Measurement Office website.

If participants have any queries on the application of the regulations and guidance can contact the National Measurement Office at heatnotifications@nmo.gov.uk

The implementing regulations are published on the government’s legislation website

Should you require a paper copy of the “Assessing the cost effectiveness of individual metering: Energy demand benchmarks”, document please email heatstrategy@decc.gsi.gov.uk or write to The Heat Strategy and Policy Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on the government’s approach to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, applied to district heating, district cooling and communal heating and/or hot water.

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Consultation description

This consultation document seeks views on the government’s approach to the implementation of Articles 9, 10, 11 and 13 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, as they apply to district heating, district cooling and communal heating and/or hot water.

The Directive contains some mandatory requirements for metering and billing. Other requirements will be subject to tests of cost-efficiency and technical feasibility.

The consultation proposes a number of ways to implement these requirements. The responsibility for implementation and therefore the impacts will rest primarily with the owners of such schemes.

The consultation will run for six weeks.

A number of workshops are planned where DECC’s Heat team will set out the Directive’s requirements and the proposed options for implementation.

Please email heatstrategy@decc.gsi.gov.uk if you would like to attend a workshop or if you have any queries or questions about the consultation.

Documents

Implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive as it applies to the metering and billing of heating and cooling

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Impact Assessment

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Published 10 January 2014
Last updated 26 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Government response to consultation on implementing the metering and billing requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive as they apply to heating and cooling.
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