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The Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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[F1Article 54: supplemental provisionN.I.

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54A.(1) A renewables obligation order may provide—

(a)that no renewables obligation certificates are to be issued in respect of electricity generated in specified cases or circumstances, or

(b)that renewables obligation certificates are to be issued in respect of a proportion only of the electricity generated in specified cases or circumstances.

(2) In particular, provision made by virtue of paragraph (1) may specify—

(a)electricity generated using specified descriptions of renewable sources,

(b)electricity generated by specified descriptions of generating station, or

(c)electricity generated in specified ways.

(3) Provision made by virtue of paragraph (1)(b) may include—

(a)provision about how the proportion is to be determined;

(b)provision about what, subject to such exceptions as may be specified, constitutes sufficient evidence of any matter required to be established for the purpose of determining that proportion;

(c)provision authorising the Authority, in specified circumstances, to require an operator of a generating station to arrange—

(i)for samples of any fuel used (or to be used) in the generating station, or of any gas or other substance produced as a result of the use of such fuel, to be taken by a person, and analysed in a manner, approved by the Authority, and

(ii)for the results of that analysis to be made available to the Authority.

(4) In the case of electricity generated by a generating station fuelled or driven—

(a)partly by renewable sources, and

(b)partly by fossil fuel (other than waste which constitutes a renewable source) or peat.

only the proportion attributable to the renewable sources is to be regarded as generated from such sources.

(5) A renewables obligation order may specify—

(a)how the proportion referred to in paragraph (4) is to be determined, and

(b)the consequences for the issuing of renewables obligation certificates if a generating station of the type mentioned in that paragraph uses more than a specified proportion of fossil fuel during a specified period.

(6) Those consequences may include the consequence that no certificates are to be issued in respect of any of the electricity generated by that generating station during that period.

(7) A renewables obligation order may specify circumstances in which the Authority may revoke a renewables obligation certificate before its production for the purposes of the renewables obligation.

(8) The provision that may be contained by virtue of this Article and Articles 54 and 54B in an order under Article 52 includes—

(a)provision for the person to whom a certificate is to be issued to be determined either before or after the supply of the electricity to which it relates; and

(b)provision for a determination as to the person to whom a certificate is to be issued to be made in accordance with such arrangements as may be specified in or determined under the order.

(9) In the case only of a certificate relating to electricity that has been acquired, or is required to be acquired, under a qualifying arrangement, the arrangements within paragraph (8)(b) that may be specified in or determined under the order include arrangements—

(a)requiring the determination of the person to whom the certificate is to be issued to be made by reference to financial bids made in respect of the certificate or in respect of both the certificate and the electricity to which it relates; and

(b)requiring that person to make a payment, in accordance with his bid, to such person as may be specified in or determined under the order.

(10) In the case only of a certificate relating to electricity that has been acquired, or is required to be acquired, under a qualifying arrangement, provision falling within paragraph (8)(b) may require the relevant person—

(a)to make and implement the arrangements that are specified in or determined under the order; and

(b)to comply with directions given to him by the Authority for that purpose.

(11) A person who receives a payment in accordance with provision made by virtue of paragraph (9)(b) shall apply the money received in such manner as the Department may direct.

(12) A direction under paragraph (11) may require that the money received or part of that money be paid to the Department.

(13) Part 6 shall apply in relation to a requirement imposed by virtue of paragraph (10) or (11) on a person who is not an electricity licence holder as if he were an electricity licence holder.

(14) In this Article—

qualifying arrangement” means an arrangement made pursuant to an order under Article 35 of the Electricity Order (or such an arrangement as modified or replaced by virtue of an order under Article 57 of this Order);

relevant person” means, in relation to electricity that is acquired, or is required to be acquired, under a qualifying arrangement, the person who acquired it, or who is required to acquire it.]

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