Lambeth Council appointed Pellings and AgilityEco to advise on the Heat Network Metering & Billing Regulations 2014. This legislation required operators of district or communal heating systems to submit a detailed notification to the National Measurement Office (NMO) in respect of each communally or district heated property by 30th April 2015. Following this date if the implementation of heat metering is deemed economically feasible, then operators may be required to install heat meters in their properties by 31st December 2016.
Pellings and AgilityEco were selected to devise a strategy to ensure compliance with the heat metering legislation. With over 5,900 properties served by district and communal heating systems, Lambeth Council required a detailed strategic review of its housing stock.
AgilityEco and Pellings assessed the existing portfolio of district and communal heating sites managed by Lambeth Council and completed full technical surveys of 184 energy centres to collect the mandatory data required by the legislation. Following a full analysis of the survey data, cost assessment and a technical viability study, the mandatory submission document was produced and presented to Lambeth Council to submit before the original legislative deadline.
Using data provided by Lambeth Council, AgilityEco and Pellings conducted a rapid desktop assessment of the property stock that could have fallen under the legislation. From this, the team was able to assess how heat billing is currently levied on all properties and develop a survey schedule to collect the necessary evidence before the deadline.
Based on the data analysis, a full technical survey was carried out to collect the mandatory data required by the legislation, including location of the heating network, installed capacity, heat generated and supplied, number and type of buildings supplied by the district heat network.
AgilityEco’s district and communal heating specialists analysed all the data and assessed the cost and technical viability of heat metering. Lambeth Council submitted its mandatory notifcation to the NMRO in plenty of time.
AgilityEco has now been appointed to develop a long-term heat metering strategy for its entire housing stock.
AgilityEco and Pellings jointly provided detailed, expert advice on this heat metering exercise. The entire exercise was completed quickly and efficiently over a 3 week period. The knowledge gained will now be put to use to help Lambeth Council develop a strategy for heat metering across its entire housing stock - an extremely positive result and a happy client.
Head of Building Surveying