Energy Assets Pipelines (EAP), an independent gas transporter, has become an Ofgem-accredited Meter Asset Manager, opening up the potential for more efficient gas meter installations on new build residential developments.
The company, launched a year ago by Energy Assets Group, is now authorised to own gas meter assets and supply them to housebuilders and contractors – offering utility infrastructure providers (UIPs) greater flexibility and control over the scheduling of meter connections in the final stages of gas network construction.
“This arrangement will shorten supply chains for UIPs, enabling them to schedule smart gas meter installations seamlessly within the construction process,” said Andrew Collin, EAP’s Network Manager. “This will improve overall efficiency and help quicken project delivery times, which will benefit both UIPs and developers.”
EAP achieved accreditation following a rigorous Meter Asset Manager Code of Practice (MAMCoP) audit. It means that the company is accredited to supply SMETS2 smart gas meters to UIPs and to own, operate and manage them as assets alongside its ownership and operation of ‘final mile’ gas networks serving residential and commercial developments.