The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 implement the requirements in the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) with respect to the supply of distributed heat, cooling, hot water and cold water.
The regulations cover two types of heat networks:
District Heat Networks means the distribution of thermal energy in the form of steam, hot water or chilled liquids from a central source of production through a network to multiple buildings or sites for the use of space heating or process heating, cooling or hot water. Where a remote source is supplying multiple buildings and each building has multiple occupants, this is still considered a district heat network. Communal Heating means the distribution of thermal energy in the form of steam, hot water, or chilled liquids from a central source in a building which is occupied by more than one final customer, for the use of space heating, process heating, cooling or hot water. It is not necessary for the heat supply to be within the building, only that a single building is making use of the heat.
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