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Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2011 No. 31

Electricity

Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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26th January 2011

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment being a Department designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to energy and energy sources, makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by that section.

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

2.  In regulation 7A(1)(a) of the Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(4) the words “longer than” shall be omitted.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on 26 January 2011.

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Fiona Hepper

A senior officer of the

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations correct an error in regulation 7A(1)(a) of the Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (“the 2003 Regulations”). Regulation 7A was inserted in the 2003 Regulations by regulation 8 of the Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. 2010 No. 374) (“the 2010 Regulations”).

The 2003 Regulations and the 2010 Regulations implement in Northern Ireland Article 15 of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directive 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC (OJ No. L140, 5.6.2009, p.16).

These Regulations are being issued free of charge to all known recipients of the 2010 Regulations.

(2)

1972 c.68; section 2(2) was amended by the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51), section 27(1) and by the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7), section 3(3) and Part I of the Schedule

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