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The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2006

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30.  In addition to the functions assigned to it elsewhere in this Order, the Authority shall have the following specific functions–

(a)keeping, maintaining and making available to the public a list of generating stations granted preliminary accreditation and accreditation in accordance with article 31 together with any applicable conditions attached to the preliminary accreditation or accreditation;

(b)keeping and maintaining a list of SROCs which have been revoked and making such list available to the public;

(c)calculating and publishing before the start of each obligation period (with the exception of the first obligation period to which this Order relates) the amount of the payment per megawatt hour of electricity referred to in article 11 resulting from the adjustments made to reflect changes in the retail prices index;

(d)calculating and publishing before the start of each obligation period (with the exception of the first obligation period to which this Order relates) the figure referred to in article 27(2) resulting from the adjustments made to reflect changes in the retail prices index;

(e)publishing from time to time the total SROC claim;

(f)by 1st April each year (with the exception of 2006 and 2007) publishing an annual report in relation to the obligation period ending on the 31st March in the previous calendar year, such report to include details (or, in the case of sub paragraph (ix), a summary) of–

(i)the compliance of each designated electricity supplier with its renewables obligation, including the extent to which that obligation has been met by the production of SROCs pursuant to article 3 or article 13, payments made under article 11, or the production of NIROCs pursuant to article 12 or treated as met by payments made under article 23;

(ii)the sums received by each United Kingdom supplier under articles 22 and 23;

(iii)the number of SROCs issued by the Authority in accordance with articles 15 and 20, the number of SROCs and other certificates accepted by it as evidence under article 3(1), the number of NIROCs accepted by it under article 12, the number of SROCs and other certificates accepted by it under article 13, and the number of SROCs issued but not yet deleted in respect of the obligation period;

(iv)the number of SROCs issued by the Authority in accordance with articles 15 and 20 broken down into different descriptions of generating stations (as referred to in paragraph 2 of Schedule 2);

(v)any notices published by the Authority under article 24(2);

(vi)any instalment payments made to the Authority in accordance with article 24(7), during the period to which the annual report relates;

(vii)the sums received by each compliant United Kingdom supplier under article 25(2), during the period to which the annual report relates;

(viii)any recalculations carried out by the Authority in accordance with article 26(3), during the period to which the annual report relates;

(ix)the outcome of any enquiries or investigations conducted by the Authority pursuant to sub paragraph (g); and

(x)any other matters which the Authority considers relevant to the implementation of this Order;

(g)monitoring implementation of the renewables obligation and compliance with this Order by designated electricity suppliers and operators of generating stations with this Order (including compliance by operators of generating stations with any conditions attached to their accreditation) and such monitoring may include conducting enquiries or investigations into–

(i)the quantities of electricity generated from eligible renewable sources by accredited generating stations;

(ii)the quantities of such electricity supplied to customers in Great Britain;

(iii)the transfer and holding of SROCs;

(iv)the effect of such matters on the making and allocation of payments under articles 11, 22, 23, 25 and 26; and

(v)the effect of the renewables obligation on designated electricity suppliers and the operators of generating stations;

(h)publishing at its discretion reports of enquiries or investigations conducted by the Authority pursuant to paragraph (g); and

(i)the provision of such information to the Northern Ireland Authority as the Authority considers may be relevant to the exercise of the Northern Ireland Authority’s functions under any NIRO Order.

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