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THE ELECTRICITY SAFETY, QUALITY AND CONTINUITY REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2012

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Discontinuation of supplies

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30.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a distributor may discontinue a supply for the purposes of testing or for any other purpose connected with the carrying on of their activities.

(2) A distributor may discontinue a supply pursuant to paragraph (1) only—

(a)for such period as may be necessary but no longer; and

(b)subject to paragraph (3), if not less than 2 days notice in writing has been received by the relevant persons.

(3) A distributor may discontinue a supply even if the notice required by paragraph (2)(b) has not been received by the relevant persons if—

(a)the discontinuation is agreed between the relevant persons and the distributor; or

(b)the distributor considers it necessary to discontinue supplies to the relevant persons in order to prevent danger or to undertake essential emergency repairs; or

(c)if there is an urgent need to discontinue the supply relating to the safe or proper operation of the network; or

(d)the notice is not received by the relevant persons due to circumstances not within the control of the distributor.

(4) In this regulation the expression “relevant persons” means every consumer likely to be affected by a discontinuation of supply by a distributor and every other distributor likely to be affected by that discontinuation.

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