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The Gas and Electricity (Internal Markets) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II CONSUMER PROTECTION

    1. 3.Amendments to objectives in the Energy Order

    2. 4.In Article 14(3) of the Energy Order, after “the Authority...

    3. 5.Amendment of provisions dealing with determination of disputes

    4. 6.(1) Article 42A of the Electricity Order, shall be amended...

    5. 7.Billing disputes: electricity

    6. 8.Billing disputes

    7. 9.Amendments to Energy Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 relating to disputes

  4. PART III OWNERSHIP UNBUNDLING

    1. 10.Participants in electricity transmission: certification as to independence

    2. 11.Electricity transmission unbundling: modification of licences, etc.

    3. 12.Gas conveyors: certification as to independence

    4. 13.Gas transmission unbundling: modification of licences, etc.

  5. PART IV ELECTRICITY AND GAS LICENSING AND COMMUNITY OBLIGATIONS

    1. 14.Amendments to the Electricity Order

    2. 15.Amendments to the Gas Order

  6. PART V ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION

    1. 16.Interpretation

    2. 17.Prohibition on unlicensed distribution

    3. 18.Exemptions from licensing

    4. 19.Distribution licences

    5. 20.After Article 10A (Transmission licences) of the Electricity Order there...

    6. 21.Conditions of licences

    7. 22.General duties of electricity distribution system operators

    8. 23.Powers, etc., of licence holders

    9. 24.Miscellaneous

    10. 25.In Article 38 (Provisions supplementary to Article 37) of the...

    11. 26.In Article 46 (Functions with respect to competition) of the...

    12. 27.In Article 58 (Directions for preserving security of electricity supplies,...

    13. 28.In Article 59 (Provision of statistical information) of the Electricity...

    14. 29.In Article 60 (Promotion of new techniques in national interest)...

    15. 30.In Article 62(2) (Directions restricting the use of certain information)...

    16. 31.Existing electricity distribution system operators

    17. 32.The Department may determine a later date if it thinks...

    18. 33.Amendments to the Electricity (Applications for Licences and Extensions of Licences) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

    19. 34.Amendments to the Energy Order

  7. PART VI NATIONAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

    1. 35.Designation of the Authority as the national regulatory authority for Northern Ireland

    2. 36.Annual reports and implementation of binding decisions

    3. 37.Duty on the Authority to publish guidance for consumers

    4. 38.Duty on the Authority to consult and co-operate with other authorities

    5. 39.Amendment of the Authority’s principal objective in relation to electricity

    6. 40.In Article 13(2)(b) of the Energy Order, after “Article 8”...

    7. 41.Amendment of the Authority’s principal objective in relation to gas

    8. 42.In Article 15(2)(b) of the Energy Order, after “Article 8”...

    9. 43.Amendment to provision dealing with reasons for decisions

    10. 44.In Article 62(3) of the Energy Order, after “(f)” there...

    11. 45.Amendments to Schedule 1 to the Energy Order – Members of the Authority

    12. 46.Amendment to the Energy Order

    13. 47.Amendments to the Electricity Order – Grant of electricity licences

    14. 48.In Article 10(2A) of the Electricity Order, for the word...

    15. 49.In Article 10(4) of the Electricity Order—

    16. 50.In Article 10(5) of the Electricity Order, for the words...

    17. 51.Article 10(7) of the Electricity Order shall be omitted.

    18. 52.After Article 11A of the Electricity Order there shall be...

    19. 53.Paragraph (1) of Article 14 of the Electricity Order shall...

    20. 54.After paragraph (4) of Article 14 of the Electricity Order...

    21. 55.Authority’s dispute resolution functions in relation to electricity

    22. 56.Amendment to the Electricity Order

    23. 57.Authority’s monitoring functions in relation to electricity

    24. 58.Amendments to the Gas Order – grant of gas licences

    25. 59.In Article 8(4) of the Gas Order—

    26. 60.In Article 8(6) of the Gas Order, for the words...

    27. 61.In Article 8(7) of the Gas Order for the words...

    28. 62.In Article 8(7A) of the Gas Order, the words “the...

    29. 63.In Article 11(2) of the Gas Order, in the first...

    30. 64.Paragraph (3) of Article 11 of the Gas Order shall...

    31. 65.In Article 11(4) of the Gas Order, in the first...

    32. 66.In Article 14(1) of the Gas Order, at the end...

    33. 67.Amendments to the Gas Order

    34. 68.In Article 30(2) of the Gas Order the words “,...

    35. 69.Authority’s monitoring functions in relation to gas

    36. 70.Authority’s dispute resolution functions in relation to gas

  8. PART VII ENFORCEMENT

    1. 71.Amendment of the enforcement provisions of the Energy Order

    2. 72.In Article 41(1)(a) of the Energy Order, after the words...

    3. 73.In Article 41(2) of the Energy Order, before the definition...

    4. 74.In Article 41(2) of the Energy Order, for the definition...

    5. 75.In Article 41(2) of the Energy Order, for the definition...

    6. 76.After Article 41 of the Energy Order there shall be...

    7. 77.Amendment to the Energy Order – penalties

    8. 78.Amendments to the Energy Order – miscellaneous provisions

    9. 79.After Article 51(1) of the Energy Order there shall be...

  9. PART VIII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

    1. 80.Amendments to the Electricity Order

    2. 81.In Article 11B of the Electricity Order—

    3. 82.In Article 40(6), for the words “Article 22(2)” there shall...

    4. 83.Amendments to the Energy Order

    5. 84.In Article 38 of the Energy Order—

    6. 85.Amendments to the Gas Order

    7. 86.In Article 8(7B)(b), for the words “Article 24(2)” there shall...

    8. 87.In Article 9A(1)(a), for the words “Article 24(1)” there shall...

    9. 88.In Article 45(1A), for the words “Article 10 or 14”...

    10. 89.Amendments to the Energy Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

  10. PART IX TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

    1. 90.Separation of existing electricity transmission licence

    2. 91.Modification of existing electricity licences

    3. 92.Modification of existing gas licences

    4. 93.Existing members of the Authority

    5. 94.Property arrangements schemes

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Property Arrangements Schemes

      1. Scheme-making power

        1. 1.(1) The Authority may, on application, make a scheme providing...

      2. Applications for schemes

        1. 2.(1) An application for the making of a property arrangements...

      3. The Authority’s functions in relation to applications

        1. 3.(1) On an application for the making of a property...

        2. 4.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, where...

        3. 5.(1) A determination under paragraph 4, so far as relating...

        4. 6.The Authority may require any of the following persons to...

        5. 7.The Authority may engage such consultants as it thinks fit...

      4. Effect of property arrangements scheme

        1. 8.A property arrangements scheme shall, by virtue of this paragraph,...

        2. 9.(1) A transaction of any description effected by or under...

      5. Review of determinations

        1. 10.(1) Any person aggrieved by a determination of the Authority...

        2. 11.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) the Competition Appeal Tribunal...

        3. 12.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) the Competition Appeal Tribunal...

        4. 13.An order under paragraph 10(4)(b) may include provision for the...

        5. 14.Sections 120(6) to (8) of the Enterprise Act 2002 (c.40)...

      6. Interim arrangements pending review of determination

        1. 15.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a person makes an...

        2. 16.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a person makes an...

        3. 17.In exercising its powers under paragraph 15 or 16, the...

        4. 18.Paragraphs 15 and 16 are without prejudice to any powers...

        5. 19.(1) If an order under paragraph 15 or 16 is...

      7. Supplementary

        1. 20.An application under this Schedule shall not be made orally....

        2. 21.(1) In this Schedule— “application for certification” means an application...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

  12. Explanatory Note

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