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Energy Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Applications for energy administration orders

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19.—(1) An application for an energy administration order in relation to a company may be made only—

(a)by the Department; or

(b)with the consent of the Department, by the Authority.

(2) The applicant for an energy administration order in relation to a company must give notice of the application to—

(a)every person who has appointed an administrative receiver of the company;

(b)every person who is or may be entitled to appoint an administrative receiver of the company;

(c)every person who is or may be entitled to make an appointment in relation to the company under paragraph 15 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Order (appointment of administrators by holders of floating charges); and

(d)such other persons as may be prescribed by energy administration rules.

(3) The notice must be given as soon as reasonably practicable after the making of the application.

(4) In this section “administrative receiver” means—

(a)an administrative receiver within the meaning given by Article 5 of the Insolvency Order for the purposes of Parts 2 to 7 of that Order; or

(b)a person whose functions in relation to a non-NI company—

(i)are equivalent to those of an administrative receiver; and

(ii)relate only to the affairs and business of the company so far as carried on in Northern Ireland and to its property in Northern Ireland.

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