Heat Network
(Metering and Billing)

What are the Heat Network Regulations?

The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations were introduced in 2014 to drive energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions throughout domestic and commercial tenanted buildings in the UK. They were amended in 2020. 

Heat networks distribute heat or cooling from a central source or sources and deliver it to a variety of different customers such as public buildings, shops, offices, hospitals, universities, and homes. 

Heat Network Regulations
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Who do the regulations apply to and what is required?

The regulations apply to any heat suppliers that are supplying and charging for heating, cooling or hot water via a heat network. They require operators of heat networks to notify the Office for Product Safety Standards about their networks every four years and, where determined economically and technically feasible, install heat metering devices.

A heat supplier’s charge for the supply of heat is not limited to a direct bill. It can also encompass supply of  heat as part of a package; paid for indirectly through  rent, ground rent, a service contract, or other means.

How can we help?

Swan Energy is a professional carbon and energy management consultancy with over 40 years of experience. Our team is well qualified to support you and ensure you are fully compliant with the Heat Network Regulations. 


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Heat Network Regulations consultancy service

If your organisation is within the scope of the Heat Network Regulations, Swan Energy can ensure  you are fully compliant through:

Heat Network Regulations Office

Driving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions

There are estimated to be 14,000 heat networks throughout the UK with over 492,000 connections, and it is anticipated that these heat networks will play a huge role in achieving the UK government’s net zero ambitions.

The Climate Change Committee has estimated that around 18% of UK heat could come from heat networks by 2050 to support cost-effective delivery of our carbon targets; up from around 2% currently.

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