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Heat Networks: Legal Facts For Landlords

Heat networks are something that landlords, housing developers and those running social housing schemes turn to in order to keep residents warm.

These networks operate from a central plant. This plant then supplies customers with heating and hot water in a communal sense. However, there are regulations that should be considered before investing in this technology.

Just a few years ago, the UK government introduced the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014. These regulations were intended to cover the 2,000 or so networks currently in operation around the UK. These rules affect those running communal and district heating networks in a number of ways.

Network operators must install meters in all networked properties; residents must be billed from accurate meters and billing must be done in compliance with regulations; and detailed information must be provided to the BEIS (Business Energy and Industrial Strategy). This is the simplified version: of course, the detail that has to be provided to the BEIS is much more taxing. Given the legal implications, it's important that those looking to set up a heat network and utilise heat interface units (HIU) in their new builds should ensure that their network will be set up and maintained with legality in mind. 

However, there is much contradictory information out there, due to much information and discussion from before the regulations still being prevalent across search engine results on the internet. This can prove confusing. It's therefore important to find an organisation that can provide a proper energy metering solution.

That’s what we do at Evinox Energy Ltd. We can establish and maintain new or existing heat networks across the UK. Our services have been invaluable to resident's associations, housing associations and managing agents across the UK today. Join them in not having to worry about your network – phone us on +44 (0)1372 722277 or visit to drop us a message. We're happy to answer all of your questions.

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Communal & District Heating

A communal or district heating system supplies heat to a number of dwellings from a common heat source. It may comprise of, for example, a system heating a block of apartments or a larger scale system heating many buildings.

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Metering & Billing

We provide various metering & billing solutions for heat networks. These range from data only, through to a Pre-payment system, or a complete remote billing solution using BUS or Ethernet communication to provide the end user with a fully itemised energy bill.

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Heat Interface Units

Our range of ModuSat® eco-efficient heat interface units (HIUs) have been designed to provide apartments and communal housing developments with independent fast recovery hot water and high efficiency heating.

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