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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or write to The Heat Strategy and Policy Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend a workshop or if you have any queries or questions about the consultation.