Metrology and asset management

Metrology is the science or a system of measurement. In the context of managing gas and electricity meters it refers to the systems that ensure the meters conform to requirements.

Industry codes of practice govern the safety and technical issues associated with the installation and management of metering assets. The codes are the rules by which gas and electricity companies must abide under the terms of their operating licences. We participate in and lead a range of industry groups that oversee these arrangements.

The Energy Bill (2008) transferred technical gas and electricity metering responsibilities from us to the National Measurement Office (NMO).

As of 30 October 2006, all new designs of gas and active electrical energy meters must conform to the requirements of the Measuring Instrument Directive (MID) in order to be used across the EU (including the UK) for trade purposes (such as billing). The MID replaces the former requirements under the GB Electricity Act 1989 and the Gas Act 1986.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 30th Mar 2012
  • Closed: 1st Jun 2012
  • Consultations and responses
  • 2 Associated documents
This document seeks views from respondents on whether the changes to the metering inspection obligations, as proposed by British Gas, would be in the interests of consumers, and how consumer protection might be ensured if these changes take place.

  • Published: 17th Jan 2012
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 10 Associated documents
These are the minutes for the 26th MAMCoP Board meeting held on 04 October 2011 at Ofgem.

  • Published: 21st Jul 2011
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes for the 25th MAMCoP Board meeting held on 28th June 2011 at Ofgem.

  • Published: 13th Apr 2011
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 8 Associated documents
These are the minutes to the 24th MAMCoP Board meeting held on 15th 2011 at Ofgem.

  • Published: 2nd Nov 2010
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 5 Associated documents
These are the minutes to the 23rd MAMCoP Board meeting held on 12th October 2010 at Ofgem.

  • Published: 29th Mar 2010
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 6 Associated documents
These are the minutes to the 21st MAMCoP Board meeting held on 16th March 2010 at Ofgem.

  • Published: 20th Jan 2010
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 2 Associated documents
These are the minutes to the 20th MAMCoP Board meeting held on 15th December 2009 at Ofgem.

  • Published: 15th Dec 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes to the 19th MAMCoP Board meeting held on 8th September 2009 at IGEM.

  • Published: 29th Sep 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes to the 18th MAMCoP Board meeting held on 16th June 2009 at Ofgem.

  • Published: 3rd Aug 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes to the 17th MAMCoP Board meeting held in March 2009 at Ofgem.

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