The Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation


    1. Introductory

      1. 3.Interpretation of Part II

      2. 4.General duties of the Department

      3. 5.The Director General of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland

      4. 6.General duties of the Director

      5. 7.The Consumer Committee for Electricity

    2. Licensing of supply, etc.

      1. 8.Prohibition on unlicensed supply, etc.

      2. 9.Exemptions from Article 8

      3. 10.Licences authorising supply, etc.

      4. 11.Conditions of licences

      5. 12.General duties of licence holders

      6. 13.Powers, etc., of licence holders

    3. Modification of licences

      1. 14.Modification by agreement

      2. 15.Modification references to Monopolies Commission

      3. 16.Reports on modification references

      4. 17.Modification following report

      5. 18.Modification by order under other statutory provisions

    4. Supply by public electricity suppliers

      1. 19.Duty to supply on request

      2. 20.Exceptions from duty to supply

      3. 21.Power to recover charges

      4. 22.Power to recover expenditure

      5. 23.Power to require security

      6. 24.Additional terms of supply

      7. 25.Special agreements with respect to supply

      8. 26.Determination of disputes

      9. 27.The public electricity supply code

    5. Enforcement of preceding provisions

      1. 28.Orders for securing compliance

      2. 29.Procedural requirements

      3. 30.Validity and effect of orders

      4. 31.Power to require information, etc.

    6. Provisions with respect to supply generally

      1. 32.Regulations relating to supply and safety

      2. 33.Electrical inspectors

      3. 34.Use, etc., of meters

    7. Protection of public interest

      1. 35.Electricity from non-fossil fuel sources

      2. 36.Fossil fuel levy

      3. 37.Fuel stocks, etc., at generating stations

      4. 38.Provisions supplementary to Article 37

      5. 39.Consent required for construction, etc., of generating stations

      6. 40.Consent required for overhead lines

      7. 41.Preservation of amenity and fisheries

    8. Consumer protection: standards of performance

      1. 42.Electricity supply: performance in individual cases

      2. 43.Electricity supply: overall performance

      3. 44.Promotion of efficient use of electricity

      4. 45.Information with respect to levels of performance

    9. Consumer protection: miscellaneous

      1. 46.Functions with respect to competition

      2. 47.Fixing of maximum charges for reselling electricity

    10. Investigation of complaints

      1. 48.Investigation of enforcement matters

      2. 49.Investigation of certain other matters

    11. Other functions of Director

      1. 50.General functions

      2. 51.Publication of information and advice

      3. 52.Keeping of register

      4. 53.Annual and other reports

    12. Provisions with respect to the consumer committee

      1. 54.General duty of the consumer committee to advise Director, etc.

      2. 55.Periodical and other reports of the consumer committee

    13. Provisions with respect to the General Consumer Council

      1. 56.Abolition of the General Consumer Council’s functions in relation to electricity

      2. 57.Continuity of employment of employees of the General Consumer Council

    14. Miscellaneous

      1. 58.Directions for preserving security of electricity supplies, etc.

      2. 59.Provision of statistical information

      3. 60.Promotion of new techniques in national interest

      4. 61.General restrictions on disclosure of information

      5. 62.Directions restricting the use of certain information

      6. 63.Making of false statements, etc.

    15. Supplemental

      1. 64.Powers to make regulations

      2. 65.Concurrent proceedings

      3. 66.Public inquiries

      4. 67.Application to Crown land


    1. Introductory

      1. 68.Interpretation of Part III

    2. Transfers to successor companies

      1. 69.Transfer of assets, etc., of Northern Ireland Electricity

      2. 70.Transfer schemes under Article 69

      3. 71.Functions of the Department in relation to transfer schemes

      4. 72.Supplementary provisions as to transfers under Article 69

    3. Ownership of successor companies

      1. 73.Initial Government holding in the companies

      2. 74.Government investment in securities of the companies

      3. 75.Exercise of functions through nominees

      4. 76.Target investment limit for Government shareholding

    4. Finances of successor companies

      1. 77.Statutory reserves

      2. 78.Statutory accounts

      3. 79.Temporary restrictions on borrowings, etc.

      4. 80.Government lending to the companies

      5. 81.Government guarantees for loans made to the companies

      6. 82.Conversion or discharge of certain loans or advances, etc.

      7. 83.Financial limits on borrowings, etc.

    5. Provisions with respect to floatation

      1. 84.Responsibility for composite listing particulars

      2. 85.Application of Trustee Investments Act 1961 in relation to investment in successor companies

    6. Provisions with respect to Northern Ireland Electricity

      1. 86.Dissolution, etc., of Northern Ireland Electricity

      2. 87.Compensation to members and employees of Northern Ireland Electricity

      3. 88.Grants towards expenditure during transitional period

      4. 89.Amendment of pension scheme, etc.

    7. Miscellaneous

      1. 90.Northern Ireland Electricity Stock

      2. 91.Assembly disqualification


    1. 92.Repayment of fees

    2. 93.Regulations and orders

    3. 94.Directions

    4. 95.Amendments, transitional provisions, savings and repeals

  6. Signature


    1. Schedule 1

      The Director General of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland.

    2. Schedule 2

      The Consumer Committee for Electricity.

    3. Schedule 3

      Compulsory acquisition of land.

      1. Part I Compulsory acquisition of land by licence holders.

      2. Part II Licence holders' land excluded from compulsory acquisition.

    4. Schedule 4

      Other powers, etc., of licence holders.

    5. Schedule 5

      Water rights for hydro-electric generating stations.

    6. Schedule 6

      The public electricity supply code.

    7. Schedule 7

      Use, etc., of electricity meters.

    8. Schedule 8

      Consents under Articles 39 and 40.

    9. Schedule 9

      Preservation of amenity and fisheries.

    10. Schedule 10

      Transfers under Article 69.

    11. Schedule 11


    12. Schedule 12


    13. Schedule 13

      Transitional provisions and savings.

      1. Part I Provisions and savings for Part II of Order.

      2. Part II Provisions and savings for Part III of Order.

      3. Part III Other savings.

    14. Schedule 14


  8. Explanatory Note