Energy Efficiency Directive

Consumption-based billing becomes mandatory in all of Europe

As part of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) all EU member countries are obliged to regulate consumption-based billing with appropriate legislation by 5 June 2014. The European Parliament and Council of the European Union passed the EED, effective on 25 October 2012.

This measure will contribute substantially to climate protection, since consumption-based billing of heating and hot water supply costs heightens the awareness of energy consumption and energy costs. Various studies and practical experience have shown that this leads to more careful use of energy, reducing home energy consumption by at least 20 per cent.

In order to implement consumption-based billing in apartment buildings or multi-purpose buildings, installation of appropriate measuring devices is mandatory by 31 December 2016. In the future, heat, cooling and hot water must be billed according to actual consumption at least once a year. Consumption-based billing must be carried out at the latest by 31st of December 2014, in case the meters are already installed. If measurement, allocation and billing of the costs are carried out by a service provider such as Techem, the costs for this service can be apportioned , otherwise they must be provided free of charge to the end user.

Measurement and billing with Techem: EED-conform, state of the art

With more than 60 years of experience and innovation, Techem is a perfect partner in measuring and billing heat, cooling and hot water. The devices, technologies and methods we use are state of the art. They also fulfill current national legislation and are fully EED-compliant. We have more than 49 million measuring devices installed worldwide, of which more than 30 million are already transmitting the collected data by radio.  With our advanced radio solutions, our customers will comply with all requirements which may be implemented with the Energy Efficiency Directive.

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