December 2018 - BEIS launches the consultation on developing a market framework for heat networks that will see their regulation being brought in to line with electricity and gas regulation and likely to be through the existing regulator Ofgem. For landlords this will mean significantly more regulatory obligations that will go far beyond the current Metering and Billing requirements.
The full details can be found here and landlords are encouraged to submit a response by January 25 2019.
July 2018 - The Competition and Markets Authority has published its final report on the Heat Networks Market and has strongly called for regulation. The wide ranging report that can be found here and will have wide ranging impacts for both the industry and housing providers across the country.
The CMA found many heat networks offer prices that are the same or lower than those paid by people on gas or electricity, and customers receive comparable levels of service.