Heat Networks (Metering and Billing) Regulations

The Heat Network Regulations apply to all businesses and individuals that supply and charge for heating, cooling or hot water via a liquid distribution system. We help organizations understand and meet these regulations.

In line with the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, the regulations aim to improve energy efficiency within heat networks – identified as an area of continued inefficiency and poor performance. The regulations are also intended to ensure that customers have individual meters that can reflect their actual energy use and provide them with competitively priced energy.

The deadline for initial notification was 31st December 2015 and the process must be repeated every four years, meaning many of our clients are due to re-submit details of their heat network this year.

Organizations who fail to comply by the deadline leave themselves at risk of having fines imposed on them by the regulator.


All businesses or individuals that supply and charge for heating, cooling or hot water through a communal or district heat network are eligible including but not limited to:

  • Residential
  • Public Sector
  • Transport
  • Commercial
  • Retail
  • Industrial

What do you need to do?

The legislation imposes on several duties regarding notifying the regulator, installing new heat meters and billing.

In choosing Anthesis as your heat networks compliance partner, we will handle every aspect of the process in order to ensure a compliant submission.

Our approach is as follows:

  • Collect and analyse the data for each heat network you operate
  • Undertake a viability study to determine if the installation of heat meters is required
  • Provide additional options to improve your heat network efficiency.
If you think you may need to comply with the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014, contact us for expert advice.