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MID & Ofgem Facts

MID (Measuring Instruments Directive) and OFGEM (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) Legislation

Did you know that there are clearly defined laws and regulations governing the manufacture and use of electricity & gas meters in the EU and the UK? The purpose of these regulations is to protect the consumer by ensuring that all meters are manufactured under controlled conditions to meet stringent standards.

Only by legislating and controlling the use of meters in the UK can consumers be confident that they are being metered accurately and charged fairly. It isn’t illegal to use unapproved meters for monitoring energy supplies but IT IS illegal to use unapproved meters for billing purposes.

It is therefore essential that Landlords and Property Managers understand their legal obligation to use approved meters for billing purposes. The consequences of using unapproved meters are that tenants may have a right to refuse to pay for their energy and the Landlord may be liable to prosecution.

Here are some links that you may find useful:

Ofgem (Office of Gas & Electricity Markets)

The governing body – Ofgem, regulates meter certification and approval for the pattern, construction and manner of installation of all meters, by ensuring that the meter type conforms to requirements under the Electricity Act 1989. To find out more, please follow these links:

1) UK nationally approved gas and electricity meters

2) Electricity Act 1989

MID (Measuring Instruments Directive)

Our products are designed, tested and approved to meet all current UK and European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) standards. To find out more about this directive, please follow this link:

1) MID approved gas and electricity meters