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

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83.  In Article 2 of the Energy Order, there shall be inserted at the appropriate places the following definitions—

“the Agency” means the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, established under the Agency Regulation;;

“designated regulatory authority” means an authority designated in accordance with Article 35 of the Electricity Directive or Article 39 of the Gas Directive;;

“exemption holder” means any person who is—

(a)

an electricity generation exemption holder;

(b)

an electricity distribution exemption holder;

(c)

an electricity supply exemption holder;

(d)

a gas conveyance exemption holder;

(e)

a gas storage exemption holder; or

(f)

a gas supply exemption holder;;

“the Agency Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No 713/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing an Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators;;

“the Electricity Directive” means Directive 2009/72/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing Directive 2003/54/EC;;

“the Electricity Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No. 714/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on conditions for access to the network for cross-border exchanges in electricity and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1228/2003;;

“electricity distribution exemption holder” means a person who carries on the activity referred to in Article 8(1)(bb) of the Electricity Order under the authority of an exemption granted pursuant to Article 9 of that Order;;

“electricity generation exemption holder” means a person who carries on the activity referred to in Article 8(1)(a) of the Electricity Order under the authority of an exemption granted pursuant to Article 9 of that Order;;

“electricity supply exemption holder” means a person who carries on the activity referred to in Article 8(1)(c) of the Electricity Order under the authority of an exemption granted pursuant to Article 9 of that Order;;

“the Gas Directive” means Directive 2009/73/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55/EC;;

“the Gas Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No. 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1775/2005;;

“gas conveyance exemption holder” means a person who carries on the activity referred to in Article 6(1)(a) of the Gas Order under the authority of an exemption granted pursuant to Article 7 of that Order;;

“gas storage exemption holder” means a person who carries on the activity referred to in Article 6(1)(b) of the Gas Order under the authority of an exemption granted pursuant to Article 7 of that Order;;

“gas supply exemption holder” means a person who carries on the activity referred to in Article 6(1)(c) of the Gas Order under the authority of an exemption granted pursuant to Article 7 of that Order;; and

“Third Package” means—

(a)

the Electricity Directive;

(b)

the Gas Directive;

(c)

the Agency Regulation;

(d)

the Electricity Regulation; and

(e)

the Gas Regulation..

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