MID Compliance

In October 2006, the European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) 2004/22/EC was implemented to condense the requirements of 10 different measuring instrument types.  Electricity, gas, water and heat meters are all covered under the MID directive.

There is no statutory list of MID approved gas meters or electricity meters. MID approved gas and electricity meters can be identified by their specific markings, as required under the directive. These consist of the CE marking, the MID marking and a four-digit code.

If your meter does not display these markings, it is not MID approved:

If you’ve installed a new metering system since 2016 which doesn’t comply with MID regulations and at the time of installation was stated to be for recharging purposes, it is illegal to recharge your tenants using this system.

Benefits To Client:

Legal Compliance: MID sets the standards for accuracy and reliability of measuring instruments within the European Union (EU). Ensuring compliance means meeting legal requirements for recharging clients

Accuracy and Reliability: MID compliant meters undergo rigorous testing to ensure accuracy and reliability. This means consumers can trust the readings provided by these meters, leading to fair and transparent billing

Reduced Risk of Errors: By adhering to stringent standards, MID compliant meters reduce the risk of errors in measurement, billing, and data collection. This helps to avoid disputes and ensures fair and accurate transactions.

Environmental Impact: Accurate metering can lead to more efficient use of electricity, gas, or water, contributing to environmental sustainability by reducing waste and
conserving resources.