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Energy Act 2004

Section 118: Distributions to Northern Ireland suppliers

275.Section 32C of the Electricity Act 1989 provides that an order made under section 32 may allow electricity suppliers, instead of producing evidence regarding the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources, to discharge their renewables obligation by making payments to GEMA. Section 32C(3) requires GEMA to distribute the amounts so received (which are known as the “buy-out fund”) to electricity suppliers in Great Britain in accordance with an order made under section 32. Section 118 amends section 32C by providing that Northern Ireland electricity suppliers shall also be potentially eligible for distribution by GEMA by virtue of section 32C(3).

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