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[F1Renewables obligation certificatesN.I.

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54.(1) A renewables obligation order may provide for the Authority to issue from time to time, in accordance with such criteria (if any) as are specified in the order, a certificate (“a renewable obligation certificate”) to—

(a)the operator of a generating station in Northern Ireland

(b)an electricity supplier or a Great Britain supplier, or

(c)if the order so provides, a person of any other description specified in the order.

(2) A renewables obligation certificate is to certify—

(a)the matters within paragraph (3), or

(b)if the order provides that a certificate may certify the matters within paragraph (4), (5), or (6) the matters within that paragraph.

(3) The matters within this paragraph are—

(a)that the generating station, or, in the case of a certificate issued otherwise than to the operator of a generating station, or to a Great Britain supplier, a generating station in Northern Ireland specified in the certificate, has generated from renewable sources the amount of electricity stated in the certificate, and

(b)that it has been supplied by an electricity supplier to customers in Northern Ireland.

(4) The matters within this paragraph are—

(a)that two or more generating stations in Northern Ireland have, between them, generated from renewable sources the amount of electricity stated in the certificate, and

(b)that it has been supplied by an electricity supplier to customers in Northern Ireland.

(5) The matters within this paragraph are—

(a)that the generating station, or, in the case of a certificate issued otherwise than to the operator of a generating station, a generating station in Northern Ireland specified in the certificate, has generated from renewable sources the amount of electricity stated in the certificate, and

(b)that the electricity has been used in a permitted way.

(6) The matters within this paragraph are—

(a)that two or more generating stations in Northern Ireland have, between them, generated from renewable sources the amount of electricity stated in the certificate, and

(b)that the electricity has been used in a permitted way.

(7) For the purposes of paragraph (5) and (6), electricity generated by a generating station, or generating stations, of any description is used in a permitted way if—

(a)it is used in one of the ways mentioned in paragraph (8), and

(b)that way is specified in the order as a permitted way—

(i)in relation to all generating stations, or

(ii)in relation to generating stations of that description.

(8) Those ways are—

(a)being consumed by the operator of the generating station or generating stations by which it was generated;

(b)being supplied to customers in Northern Ireland through a private wire network;

(c)being provided to a

(i)transmission system or,

(ii)low voltage line or electrical plant used to convey electricity

located in Northern Ireland in circumstances in which its supply to customers in Northern Ireland cannot be demonstrated.

(d)being used, as respects part, as mentioned in one of sub-paragraph (a), (b) or (c) and as respects the remainder—

(i)as mentioned in one of the other sub-paragraphs, or

(ii)as respects part, as mentioned in one of the other sub-paragraphs and as respects the remainder as mentioned in the other;

(e)being used, as respects part, as mentioned in sub-paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) and as respects the remainder by being supplied by an electricity supplier to customers in Northern Ireland.

(9) For the purposes of paragraph (8)(b) electricity is supplied through a private wire network if it is conveyed to premises by a system which is used for conveying electricity from a generating station in circumstances where—

(a)the operator of the generating station is exempt from Article 8(1)(c) of the Electricity Order and is not an electricity supplier and

(b)the electricity is supplied to one or more customers—

(i)by the operator directly, or

(ii)by a person to whom the operator supplies the electricity, being a person who is exempt from Article 8(1)(c) of the Electricity Order and is not an electricity supplier.

(10) In paragraphs (1) to (9) “Northern Ireland” does not include any part of the territorial seas of the United Kingdom.]

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C1Art. 54(9) applied by 1989 (c. 29), s. 32T(10) (as inserted (18.2.2014) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), ss. 56(2), 156(2)(c))

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