Further to our recent update and as part of implementation efforts for the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Regulatory Delivery Directorate have contracted us to undertake the task of researching and reporting relevant data pertaining to the expected unit cost of heat, cooling and hot water meter supply and installation for a range of building types and sizes.
This research will be used in the development of a tool for determining the economic viability of fitting individual final customer meters to heat networks, the consultation for which is due to start in early 2017. The tool is being developed to fulfil the “duty to install meters” as per Regulation 4 of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014. More information about the Regulations can be found here.
BEIS would like to gather data from the heat meter supply chain and other interested parties that evidences and quantifies such costs.
Examples of evidence
- List prices for the supply and/or installation of heat, hot water and cooling meters, heat cost allocators and additional components required in the installation.
- Breakdown of costs for heat meter projects carried out including type of technology and type of buildings/systems involved.
- Evidence of building/system characteristics that has influenced the costs of meter installations such as system complexity, barriers to install etc.
Once we have collected and reviewed the evidence, we will feed this back to BEIS for use in the development of the viability tool.
How to submit evidence
Evidence or enquiries should be submitted via post to: Sustain, Royal London Buildings, 42-46 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1PN or email to email@example.com.
Please note that the deadline for responses is Friday 30th December 2016.
Results of the review are expected in Spring 2017.