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10.—(1) A designated electricity supplier may discharge up to 25 per cent of his renewables obligation in respect of an obligation period by producing to the Authority NIROCs and eligible GBROCs relating to electricity supplied in the immediately preceding obligation period.
(2) In respect of any obligation period which falls –
(a)within the period from 1st April 2005 up to and including 31st March 2006, no more than 25 per cent;
(b)within the period from 1st April 2006 up to and including 31st March 2011, no more than 10 per cent; and
(c)within the period from 1st April 2011 up to and including 31st March 2016, no more than 5 per cent
of a designated electricity supplier’s renewables obligation may be satisfied by the production of NIROCs and eligible GBROCs issued in respect of generating stations which, during the month to which a NIROC or an eligible GBROC relates, have been fuelled partly by fossil fuel (as defined in Article 11) and partly by biomass (and by no other fuel).
(3) A designated electricity supplier shall not produce to the Authority a GBROC or a NIROC which has previously been or simultaneously is produced to the Great Britain authority under a GBRO Order.
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