New Legislation Comes Into Effect
DigiCard Systems, a leading manufacturer of electricity meters is urging holiday parks to be aware of new legislation governing the design and manufacture of energy meters.
Previously all electricity and gas meters installed in the UK must, by law, have been approved by Ofgem. As of October, the Ofgem legislation was replaced by new MID regulations (Measuring Instruments Directive).
Ofgem regulations still apply to existing meter installations but property-owners could be liable for prosecution if they install meters that do not meet the new MID requirements.
“The purpose of these regulations is to protect the consumer by ensuring that all meters are manufactured under controlled conditions in order to guarantee long-term accuracy and quality assurance,” says Chris Smith of DigiCard Systems.
“It is therefore essential that holiday park owners understand their legal obligation to use approved meters for billing their consumers for energy. We are advising holiday park owners to ask their meter suppliers for a copy of the MID Approval Certificate for their meters.”