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The Renewables Obligation Closure Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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2.—(1) In this Order—

“additional capacity” in relation to a large onshore wind generating station, means any generating capacity which does not form part of the original capacity of the station;

“grid or radar delay condition”, “approved development condition” and “investment freezing condition” have meanings given respectively by Articles 10, 11 and 12;

“large onshore wind generating station” means an onshore wind generating station where the total installed capacity of the station is more than 5 megawatts;

“licensed network operator” means a distribution licence holder or a transmission licence holder;

“relevant developer”, in relation to a large onshore wind generating station or additional capacity, means a person who—

(a)

applied for planning permission for the station or additional capacity,

(b)

arranged for grid works to be carried out in relation to the station or additional capacity,

(c)

arranged for the construction of any part of the station or additional capacity,

(d)

constructed any part of the station or additional capacity, or

(e)

operates, or proposes to operate, the station.

(2) Expressions used in this Order which are also used in the Renewables Obligation Closure Order (Northern Ireland) 2015(1) shall have the same meaning as in that Order.

(3) In this Order “distribution licence”, “transmission licence”, “high voltage line” and “low voltage line” have the same meaning as in the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992.

(4) In this Order, a reference to a generating station or additional capacity being connected to a cluster means that the station or capacity is connected to a substation either—

(a)via a high voltage line, or

(b)via a low voltage line where the charging principles to be applied, in the case of a low voltage line, are those set out in section 7 of the Distribution Charging Statement (Charging Arrangements for Authorised Generators connecting to the network as part of a generator cluster) and approved by the Authority under Condition 32 of the Distribution Licence held by Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Limited

and a reference to a generating station or capacity not being connected to a cluster should be construed accordingly.

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