EED - Energy Efficiency Directive

Are you aware of

the new EU legislation?

The consumption measurements of the future

must be taken remotely

The EU is working towards a greener future, and this means significant changes in consumption measurement. Among other things, all manual consumption meters must be replaced by 2027 at the latest by ones that can be read remotely. This is the next phase of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED 2018) with the aim of improving our energy and resource savings. This is to be done, among other things, by giving consumers access to updated consumption data via apps or web portals. When residents can track their consumption, they can also more easily change their behaviour and reduce energy consumption. So the new regulations are fully in line with the shared focus on global energy resources and the UN’s Global Goals, and they will be introduced into Danish legislation during 2020.

EED in short

  • Energy, hot water and heat allocation meters installed after 25 October 2020 must be able to be read remotely.
  • On 25 October 2020, all consumption meters, i.e. including meters that require reading from the meter itself, are read at least twice a year and users should receive consumption information as often.
  • From 1 January 2022, meters that can be read remotely must be read monthly and users should be provided with consumption information at the same time.
  • By 1 January 2027, it must be possible to read all meters remotely. Therefore, meters that cannot be read remotely must be replaced by 31 December 2026 at the latest, unless it can be proved that it will not be cost-effective to do so.

Water legislation

The law requires individual hot water meters in all multi-user properties. For existing hot water installations in existing buildings, the requirement is conditional on the meter installation being cost-effective

Heat legislation

It has been a statutory requirement since 1999 to calculate heat consumption in accordance with individual measurement in Denmark. The purpose of the law is to limit carbon dioxide emissions through improvements in energy efficiency.