Return of Heat Network Regulations or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Time Bomb

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Return of Heat Network Regulations or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Time Bomb
The Heat Metering and Billing Regulations 2014 require heat suppliers (heat, cooling or hot water) to notify the Secretary of State if they have an existing heat network. Once again in 2019 Heat suppliers are obliged to submit updated notifications every four years, the deadline of the 31st December is on the horizon - this blog outlines the journey one Heat Network operator took and gives tips on how to meet the regulation time bomb
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The new heat network regulations coming in 2019

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The heat network regulations 2019 and impacts for housing providers
BEIS will be producing a new regulation framework for heat networks in 2019 which will have direct impact for landlords. The Chirp Heat guidance outlines the new regulations and the opportunity for landlords to shape how this will affect them.
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CHIRPY Heat Network Guidance for Landlords

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Heat Networks Issues and Solutions for Landlords
How to Deliver Successful Heat Networks and the Top 10 things Landlords should know.

Some short guidance on the key things landlords should look out for in developing and managing all aspects of heat networks including regulations, service charges, scheme efficiency and customer communications. To find out more complete the form on the contact page.
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BEIS sets timetable for heat network regulation

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.


CMA Report calls for regulation of heat networks

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.

However, a number of those on privately operated networks are getting poorer deals in terms of price and service quality, and there is a risk this problem could grow.

There are currently about 450,000 customers of these services, and that number is expected to grow significantly as investment in energy efficient technology increases.