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The Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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Payment as alternative to complying with order under Article 52

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55.—(1) An order under Article 52 may provide that instead of producing evidence under Article 52(2), a designated electricity supplier may discharge (in whole or in part) his renewables obligation (or his obligation in relation to a particular period) by making a payment to the Authority.

(2) The order may make provision—

(a)as to the sum which for the purposes of paragraph (1) is to correspond to the supply of a given amount of electricity;

(b)for different such sums in relation to different periods;

(c)for different such sums in relation to electricity generated in different ways specified in the order (such as those referred to in Article 53(1)(b) and (c)); and

(d)for any such sum to be adjusted from time to time for inflation by a method specified in the order (which may refer to a specified scale or index or to other specified data of any description, including such a scale or index or such data in a form not current when the order was made, but in a subsequent form attributable to revision or any other cause and taking effect afterwards).

(3) The Authority shall pay the amounts received to electricity suppliers in accordance with a system of allocation specified in the order.

(4) The system of allocation specified in the order may provide for payments to specified categories of electricity supplier only.

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