NMRO is responsible for unmetered supplies of electricity as prescribed by the Electricity (Unmetered Supply) Regulations (SI 2001/3263).
Following the transfer of responsibility from Ofgem to the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) in April 2009 under the Energy Act 2008, NMRO became responsible for unmetered supplies of electricity as prescribed by the Electricity (Unmetered Supply) Regulations (SI 2001/3263).
The regulations allow for electricity to be ‘sold’, in certain circumstances, without the quantity being registered by an approved meter and are commonly used for street lighting, traffic signals and other street furniture.
Following requests from industry stakeholders, NMRO published guidance to accompany the regulations in August 2012. At the time of publication it was agreed NMRO would conduct a review of the guidance after one year of utilisation. In October 2013, NMRO issued an open letter inviting stakeholders to provide responses to questions and submit any comments or suggested amendments to the guidance document. The aim of the review was to seek clarification on a number of issues raised by certain stakeholders.
The government response to this consultation was published in March 2014 and version 2.0 of the guidance to accompany the regulations was issued. The guidance summarises the requirements of the regulations and is intended to help clarify these.
If you wish to speak to a member of staff please contact:
Electricity metering team
Utilities Business Team
National Measurement and Regulation Office
Reception 020 8943 7272