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The Electricity Supply (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Generating stations

12.  In Article 33 of the Electricity Supply Order (construction of generating stations)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for the words from “construct” onwards there shall be substituted—

(a)construct, extend or operate an electricity generating station having plant with a rating exceeding 2 megawatts, or

(b)extend an existing electricity generating station in such a way that it will have plant with such a rating, on any land.;

(b)after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A) Subject to paragraph (3), a private generator who proposes to construct, extend or operate an electricity generating station such as is mentioned in paragraph (1) shall give notice of his proposal to the Service..

(c)in paragraph (3) for the words from the beginning to “constructed” there shall be substituted—

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (1A) shall not apply to—

(a)the construction, extension or operation of any electricity generating station having plant with a rating not exceeding 2 megawatts, or

(b)the extension of an existing electricity generating station which will not extend the plant in such a way that it will exceed such a rating; so however that where such an electricity generating station is to be constructed;

(d)after paragraph (4) there shall be inserted—

(4A) Regulations may make provision as to the time when a notice under paragraph (1A) is to be given and the particulars which it is to contain.;

(e)after paragraph (6) there shall be inserted—

(7) References in this Article to extending a generating station are references to increasing the rating of its plant..

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