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The Renewables Obligation Order (Northern Ireland) 2009

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PART 3Matters to be certified by and content of NIROCs

Matters to be certified by NIROCs

14.  Where a NIROC does not certify the matters within Article 54(3) of the Energy Order, it must certify the matters within paragraphs (4), (5), or (6) of that Article.

When electricity is to be regarded as supplied to customers in Northern Ireland

15.  For the purposes of Articles 54(3) and (4) of the Energy Order, electricity which cannot be shown to have been supplied to customers in Northern Ireland is to be regarded as having been so supplied if it has been sold under the circumstances described in Article 34(6).

When electricity used in a permitted way for NIROCs certifying matters within Article 54(5) or (6) of the Energy Order

16.—(1) For the purposes of Article 54(5) and (6) of the Energy Order (in particular, for the purposes of a NIROC certifying the matters within Article 54(5) or (6)) electricity generated by a generating station of any description is used in a permitted way if, subject to paragraph (2), it is used in any of the ways mentioned in Article 54(8) of that Order.

(2) Electricity is not used in a permitted way if it is supplied to customers in Northern Ireland through a private wire network and—

(a)the generating station from which the electricity is conveyed has a declared net capacity in excess of 10 megawatts, and

(b)at some point before the electricity is supplied to customers through the private wire network it is conveyed through a transmission or distribution system operated under a licence granted under Article 10 of the Electricity Order.

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