The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Amendment Regulations 2020
Commencement: 27th November 2020
Amends: The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/3120) as amended implement Articles 9-11 of EU Directive 2012/27/EU relating to the metering and billing of heat networks. They relate to Heat Suppliers who supply and charge for the supply of heating, cooling or hot water to a final customer through communal heating or a district heat network.
The period for heat suppliers to submit any updated notifications for district heat networks or communal heating is extended until 1st September 2022 and provides that the four-year period for submitting an updated notification is not affected by a change of heat supplier.
Building classes are modified to take account of cost and benefit considerations for specific types of housing and properties. The building classes defined in an inserted regulation 2A are the viable class, the open class and the exempt class. Heat suppliers must send a notification of the number of buildings in each class supplied by a district heat network or communal heating operated by them.
The cost-effectiveness methodology in Schedule 1 and the associated tool is updated to allow heat suppliers to more accurately reflect estimated savings and costs for their buildings.
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