Over the coming months and years, metering of systems that supply heating, cooling and hot water to customers will become more prevalent. This includes landlords who supply heat, cooling or hot water to multiple tenants or buildings from centralised plant. It also includes landlords who charge for these services through ground rent.
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing Regulations 2014) are driven by the Energy efficiency Directive and impact upon many thousands of sites across the UK with respect to the supply of distributed heat, cooling, and hot water.
Further information can be obtained here: https://www.gov.uk/heat-networks
HOW CAN ENICA HELP?
NOTIFICATION TO GOVERNMENT
The heat network regulations requires that suppliers of heat, cooling, and/or hot water must give initial notification to the Secretary of State through The National Measurement Office.The deadline for notification has recently been changed from 30th April 2015 to 31st December 2015. There is a suggested template that the government are proposing for this.
Enica can help complete this return by determining the crucial technical information required.
DECC HEAT METERING VIABILITY TOOL
DECC have produced a tool for the technical and financial viability testing of individual heating and cooling meters, and heat cost allocators.
Enica can help you to use this tool using our technical experience and knowledge of heat metering.
INSTALLING/COMMISSIONING HEAT METERS
Enica can help specify, design and install heat metering systems for a wide variety of systems. We also can supply and install data logging systems or connect heat meters to existing M&T systems.
For district heat networks, the fitting of building level meters on multi-occupancy buildings, where more than one final customer is charged for the heat supplied, is required from 18th December 2014. These meters will measure the heat supplied from an external source to the building as a whole.
For any district heating connection to a newly constructed building or where a major renovation of building on a district heating network, meters must be fitted. This requirement applies if the works are completed after 18th December 2014.
HEAT METERING VIABILITY ASSESSMENTS
Enica provides turnkey services across the UK to assist clients with heat network assessments and heat meter viability assessments.
For single occupancy buildings: heat metering viability assessments must be carried out and individual meters must be fitted where required from 18th December 2014.
Buildings with more than one final customer, whether supplied by district heating or communal heating, viability assessments must be carried out for individual heat meters; or (where meters are not viable) for heat cost allocators with hot water meters. These assessments and, where viable, any resulting installations must be completed by 31th December 2016.
Requirements for any newly constructed buildings or those buildings undergoing major renovation do not apply for communal heating systems. In these instances, viability assessments must be carried out for individual meters; or (where meters are not viable) for heat cost allocators with hot water meters.