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The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2006

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The renewables obligation

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3.—(1) The renewables obligation is that, subject to Part 4, each designated electricity supplier shall before each specified day produce to the Authority evidence showing–

(a)that it has supplied to customers in Great Britain during the obligation period to which the specified day relates such amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable sources as is determined under article 4; or

(b)that another electricity supplier has done so (or that two or more others have done so); or

(c)that, between them, they have done so.

(2) The evidence referred to in paragraph (1) is certificates issued by the Authority under section 32B(2) of the Act, provided that such certificates relate to electricity generated from eligible renewable sources.

(3) A certificate referred to in paragraph (2) shall be regarded as produced to the Authority as the evidence or part of the evidence required under paragraph (1) in respect of an obligation period where before the specified day relating to that period the Authority receives from the designated electricity supplier which holds the certificate a notification in writing identifying the certificate to be produced for that purpose and, in the case of a SROC, the SROC identifier.

(4) Without prejudice to paragraph (3), the Authority may draw up procedural guidelines for the production of certificates as the evidence or part of the evidence required under paragraph (1).

(5) An electricity supplier has a renewables obligation in respect of an obligation period if it supplies electricity in Scotland at any time during that period regardless of whether it supplies electricity in Scotland for the whole of that period.

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