Metrology and asset management

Metrology

Metrology is concerned with the accurate measurement of energy. In the context of managing gas and electricity meters it refers to the systems that ensure the meters conform to legal 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 with which gas and electricity companies must comply. We participate in and lead a range of industry groups that oversee these arrangements.

The Energy Bill (2008) transferred certain legal 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 Electricity Act 1989 and the Gas Act 1986.

Asset management

Meters are owned, installed, operated and managed by a range of different organisations (including gas and electricity suppliers and meter asset managers and installers).

Gas meter installers must be registered with the Ofgem approved meters installers code of practice in order to carry out meter installations.

(Electricity meter installers sign up to a voluntary agreement that covers safety, technical and interface issues).

Publications and updates

  • 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.

  • Published: 26th Jan 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 2 Associated documents
These are the minutes to the 16th MAMCoP Board meeting held on 4th December 2008 at Ofgem.

  • Published: 3rd Nov 2008
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 2 Associated documents
These are the minute taken from the 15th MAMCoP Board meeting. The MAMCoP Board oversees the Meter Asset Managers Code of Practice and adresses any issues that may arise from the code of practice.

  • Published: 3rd Nov 2008
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes taken from the 14th MAMCoP Board Meeting. The board oversees developments of the Meter Asset Managers Code of Practice. Issues discussed included; medium pressure installations, emergency control valve handles and meter relocation.

  • Published: 12th Sep 2008
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes taken from the 13th MAMCoP board meeting. The board overviews the Meter Asset Managers Code of Practice.

  • Published: 11th Sep 2008
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes taken from the 12th MAMCoP board meeting. The board overviews the Meter Asset Managers Code of Practice.

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