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

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Duty on the Authority to publish guidance for consumers

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37.  After Article 7(4) of the Energy Order there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(5) The Authority shall—

(a)prepare and keep under review, with a view to making any necessary changes, guidance for consumers of gas and electricity which:

(i)addresses all matters included in any document published by the European Commission pursuant to Article 3(16) of the Electricity Directive and Article 3(12) of the Gas Directive; and

(ii)may include any other information relating to the rights of the consumers which the Authority considers appropriate;

(b)consult the Council when preparing and keeping under review the guidance referred to in paragraph (a); and

(c)publish that guidance by making it available on its website and any other manner as the Authority considers appropriate for the purpose of bringing it to the attention of the consumers and others likely to be interested.

(6) The first such guidance shall be published on or before 1st December 2011..

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