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Energy Act 2004

Section 135: Alteration of transmission activities requiring licence

345.Section 135 amends section 4 of the Electricity Act by replacing the prohibition on unlicensed transmission with a prohibition on unlicensed participation in transmission. Participation in transmission is described as either of two separate transmission activities. These activities are: (1) co-ordinating and directing the flow of electricity onto the transmission system e.g. balancing the demand and supply of electricity close to real time (done under the new arrangements by a system operator); or (2) making available for use for the purposes of such a transmission system anything that forms part of it. This is to reflect the separation of roles between the transmission system operator and the transmission asset owners under BETTA.

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