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Energy Act 2013

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

    1. Part 1: Decarbonisation

    2. Part 2: Electricity Market Reform

      1. Chapter 1: General considerations

      2. Chapter 2: Contracts for difference

      3. Chapter 3: Capacity Market

      4. Chapter 4: Investment contracts

      5. Chapter 5: Conflict of interest and contingency arrangements

      6. Chapter 6: Access to markets etc.

      7. Chapter 7: The renewables obligation: transitional arrangements

      8. Chapter 8: Emissions performance standard

    3. Part 3: Nuclear Regulation

      1. Chapter 1: The ONR’s purposes

      2. Chapter 2: Nuclear regulations

      3. Chapter 3: Office for Nuclear Regulation

      4. Chapter 4: Functions of the ONR

      5. Chapter 5: Supplementary

    4. Part 4: Government Pipe-Line and Storage System

    5. Part 5: Strategy and Policy Statement

    6. Part 6: Consumer Protection and Miscellaneous

      1. Consumer Protection

      2. Fuel Poverty

      3. Feed-in Tariffs

      4. Offshore Transmission

      5. Fees for services provided for energy resilience purposes

      6. Nuclear decommissioning costs

      7. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

  3. Overview and Structure of the Act

  4. Territorial Extent and Application

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Decarbonisation

      1. Section 1: Decarbonisation target range

      2. Section 2: Matters to be taken into account

      3. Section 3: Further duties of the Secretary of State

      4. Section 4: Meaning and calculation of “carbon intensity of electricity generation in the United Kingdom”

    2. Part 2: Electricity Market Reform

      1. Chapter 1: General considerations

        1. Section 5: General considerations relating to this Part

      2. Chapter 2: Contracts for difference

        1. Section 6: Regulations to encourage low carbon electricity generation

        2. Section 7: Designation of a CFD counterparty

        3. Section 8: Duties of a CFD counterparty

        4. Section 9: Supplier obligation

        5. Section 10: Direction to offer to contract

        6. Section 11: Standard terms

        7. Section 12: CFD notifications

        8. Section 13: Allocation of CFDs

        9. Section 14: CFD notification: offer to contract on standard terms

        10. Section 15: Modification of standard terms

        11. Section 16: Sections 12 to 15: further provision

        12. Section 17: Payments to electricity suppliers

        13. Section 18: Application of sums held by CFD counterparty

        14. Section 19: Information and advice

        15. Section 20: Functions of the Authority

        16. Section 21: Regulations: further provision

        17. Section 22: Enforcement

        18. Section 23: Limits on costs to be incurred

        19. Section 24: Consultation

        20. Section 25: Shadow directors, etc.

        21. Section 26: Licence modifications

      3. Chapter 3: Capacity Market

        1. Section 27: Power to make electricity capacity regulations

        2. Section 28: Capacity agreements

        3. Section 29: Capacity auctions

        4. Section 30: Settlement body

        5. Section 31: Functions of the Authority or the national system operator

        6. Section 32: Other requirements

        7. Section 33: Electricity capacity regulations: information and advice

        8. Section 34: Power to make capacity market rules

        9. Section 35: Provision about electricity demand reduction

        10. Section 36: Enforcement and dispute resolution

        11. Section 37: Licence modifications for the purpose of the capacity market

        12. Section 38: Amendment of enactments

        13. Section 39: Principal objective and general duties

        14. Section 40: Regulations under Chapter 3

        15. Section 41: Capacity market rules: procedure

        16. Section 42: Capacity market rules: further provision

        17. Section 43: Pilot scheme for electricity demand reduction

      4. Chapter 4: Investment contracts

        1. Section 44: Investment contracts

        2. Schedule 2, Part 1

          1. Paragraph 1: Meaning of “investment contract”

          2. Paragraph 2: Varied investment contract

          3. Paragraph 3: Confidential information

          4. Paragraph 4: Interpretation for the purposes of this Schedule

          5. Paragraph 5: Investment contract counterparty

        3. Schedule 2, Part 2

          1. Paragraph 7 – Supplier obligation

          2. Paragraph 8: Payments to electricity suppliers

          3. Paragraph 9: Application of sums

          4. Paragraph 10: Information and advice

          5. Paragraph 11: Functions of the Authority

          6. Paragraph 12: Enforcement

          7. Paragraph 13: Consultation

        4. Schedule 2, Part 3

          1. Paragraph 14: Duties and liabilities of an investment contract counterparty and a CFD counterparty

          2. Paragraph 15: Shadow directors

        5. Schedule 2: Part 4

          1. Paragraphs 16-18: Transfers

        6. Schedule 3: Part 5

          1. Paragraph 19: Licence modifications

          2. Paragraph 20: Expenditure

      5. Chapter 5: Conflict of interest and contingency arrangements

        1. Section 45: Modifications of transmission and other licences: business separation

        2. Section 46: Power to transfer EMR functions

        3. Section 47: Orders under section 46: fees and other supplementary provision

        4. Section 48: Energy administration orders

      6. Chapter 6: Access to markets etc

        1. Section 49: Power to modify licence conditions etc: market participation and liquidity

        2. Section 50: Power to modify licence conditions etc to facilitate investment in electricity generation

        3. Section 51: Power purchase agreement scheme: regulations

        4. Section 52: Power Purchase agreement scheme: disclosure of information

        5. Section 53: Principal objective and general duties: power purchase agreement scheme

        6. Section 54: Licence modifications under sections 49 and 50: further provisions

      7. Chapter 7: The renewables obligation: transitional arrangements.

        1. Section 55: Closure of support under the renewables obligation

        2. Section 56: Transition to certificate purchase scheme

      8. Chapter 8: Emissions performance standard

        1. Section 57: Duty not to exceed annual carbon dioxide emissions limit

        2. Section 58: Introduction of carbon capture and storage: exemption from emissions limit

        3. Section 59: Suspension etc of emissions limit in exceptional circumstances

        4. Section 60: Monitoring and enforcement

        5. Section 61: Interpretation of Chapter 8

        6. Section 62: Regulations under Chapter 8

      9. Chapter 9: Miscellaneous

        1. Section 63: Exemption from liability in damages

        2. Section 64: Licence modifications: general

        3. Section 65: Consequential amendments

        4. Section 66: Review of certain provisions of Part 2

    3. Part 3: Nuclear Regulation

      1. Chapter 1: The ONR’s purposes

        1. Section 67: The ONR’s purposes

        2. Section 68: Nuclear safety purposes

        3. Section 69: Nuclear site health and safety purposes

        4. Section 70: Nuclear security purposes

        5. Section 71: Notice by Secretary of State to ONR specifying sensitive nuclear information

        6. Section 72: Nuclear safeguards purposes

        7. Section 73: Transport purposes

      2. Chapter 2: Nuclear regulations

        1. Section 74: Nuclear regulations

        2. Section 75: Nuclear regulations: offences

        3. Section 76: Nuclear regulations: civil liability

      3. Chapter 3: Office for Nuclear Regulation

        1. Section 77: The Office for Nuclear Regulation

      4. Chapter 4: Functions of the ONR

        1. Functions of ONR: general

          1. Section 78: Principal function

          2. Section 79: Codes of practice

          3. Section 80: Procedure for issue, revision or withdrawal of codes of practice.

          4. Section 81: Proposals about orders and regulations

          5. Section 82: Enforcement of relevant statutory provisions

          6. Section 83: Inspectors

          7. Section 84: Investigations

          8. Section 85: Inquiries

          9. Section 86: Inquiries: payments and charges

        2. Other functions

          1. Section 87: Provision of information

          2. Section 88: Research, training etc

          3. Section 89: Provision of information or advice to relevant authorities

          4. Section 90: Arrangements with government departments etc

          5. Section 91: Provision of services or facilities

        3. Exercise of functions: general

          1. Section 92: Directions from Secretary of State

          2. Section 93: Compliance with nuclear safeguards obligations

          3. Section 94: Consent of Secretary of State for certain communications

          4. Section 95: Power to arrange for exercise of functions by others

          5. Section 96: Co-operation between ONR and Health and Safety Executive

        4. Information etc

          1. Section 97: Power to obtain information

          2. Section 98: Powers of HMRC in relation to information; and Section 99: HMRC power to seize articles etc to facilitate ONR and inspectors

          3. Section 100: Disclosure of information

        5. Fees

          1. Section 101: Fees

      5. Chapter 5: Supplementary

        1. General duties of employers, employees and others

          1. Section 102: General duty of employees at work in relation to requirements imposed on others

          2. Section 103: Duty not to interfere with or misuse certain things provided under statutory requirements

          3. Section 104: Duty not to charge employees for certain things

        2. Offences

          1. Section 105: Offences relating to false information and deception

          2. Section 106: Provision relating to offences under certain relevant statutory provisions

        3. Supplementary

          1. Section 107: Civil liability: saving for section 12 of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965

          2. Section 108: Reporting requirements of Secretary of State

          3. Section 109: Notices etc

          4. Section 110: Electronic delivery of notices etc

          5. Section 111: Crown application: Part 3

          6. Section 112: Interpretation of Part 3

          7. Section 113: Subordinate legislation under Part 3

          8. Section 114: Transitional provision etc

          9. Section 115: Transfer of staff etc

          10. Section 116: Minor and consequential amendments

          11. Section 117: Application of Part 3

          12. Section 118: Review of Part 3

    4. Part 4: Government Pipe-Line and Storage System

      1. Section 119: Meaning of “government pipe-line and storage system”

      2. Section 120: Rights in relation to the government pipe-line and storage system

      3. Section 121: Right of entry

      4. Section 122: Warrants for the purposes of section 121

      5. Section 123: Registration of rights

      6. Section 124: Compensation

      7. Section 125: Right to transfer the government pipe-line and storage system

      8. Section 126: Application of the Pipe-lines Act 1962

      9. Section 127: Rights apart from Part 4

      10. Section 128: Repeals

      11. Section 129: Power to dissolve the Oil and Pipelines Agency by order

      12. Section 130: Crown application: Part 4

    5. Part 5: Strategy and Policy Statement

      1. Section 131: Designation of statement

      2. Section 132: Duties in relation to a statement

      3. Section 133: Exceptions from section 132 duties

      4. Section 134: Review

      5. Section 135: Procedural requirements

      6. Section 136: Principal objective and general duties in preparation of statement

      7. Section 137: Reporting requirements

      8. Section 138: Consequential provision

    6. Part 6: Consumer Protection and Miscellaneous

      1. Chapter 1: Consumer Protection

        1. Section 139: Power to modify energy supply licences: domestic supply contracts

        2. Section 140: Section 139: Procedures etc

        3. Section 141: General duties of Secretary of State

        4. Section 142: Consequential provision

        5. Section 143: Powers to alter activities requiring licence: activities related to supply contracts

        6. Consumer redress orders

          1. Section 144: Consumer redress orders

          2. Schedule 14: Consumer redress orders

          3. Schedule 14, Part 1 – Gas Consumers

            1. New section 30G: Consumer redress orders

            2. New section 30H: Remedial action under a consumer redress order

            3. New section 30I: Other procedural requirements in relation to consumer orders

            4. New section 30J: Statement of policy with respect to consumer redress orders

            5. New section 30K: Time limits for making consumer redress orders

            6. New section 30L: Enforcement of consumer redress orders

            7. New section 30M: Appeals against consumer redress orders

            8. New section 30N: Consumer redress orders: miscellaneous

            9. New section 30O: Maximum amount of penalty or compensation

          4. Schedule 14, Part 2 – Electricity Consumers

        7. Section 145: Fuel Poverty

      2. Feed-in tariffs

        1. Section 146: Feed-in tariffs

      3. Offshore Transmission

        1. Section 147: Offshore transmission systems

      4. Fees

        1. Section 148: Fees for services provided for energy resilience purposes

      5. Nuclear decommissioning costs

        1. Section 149: Fees in respect of decommissioning and clean-up of nuclear sites

        2. Section 150: Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

      6. Review

        1. Section 151: Review of certain provisions of Part 6

    7. Part 7: Final

      1. Section 152: Interpretation of Act

      2. Section 153: Transfer schemes

      3. Section 154: Financial provisions

      4. Section 155: Extent

      5. Section 156: Commencement

      6. Section 157: Short title

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

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