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Energy Act 2008

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40The Northern Ireland renewables obligation

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(1)In section 121 of the Energy Act 2004 (c. 20) (power of Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to act on behalf of Northern Ireland regulator)—

(a)in subsection (1) for “Energy” substitute “Utility”,

(b)in subsection (2) for “Articles 52” to the end substitute “the Northern Ireland provisions.”, and

(c)after that subsection insert—

(3)For this purpose “the Northern Ireland provisions” means—

(a)Articles 52 to 55 of the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (renewables obligations for Northern Ireland suppliers), and

(b)any provision made (whether before or after the passing of the Energy Act 2008) by an order under Article 56 of the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 which amends Part 7 of that Order.

(2)In Article 56(1) of the NI Energy Order (power to amend Part 7 of that Order to take account of amendments of corresponding Great Britain provisions), the reference to amendments made to sections 32 to 32C of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) includes a reference to section 37 of this Act.

(3)In the case of an order under Article 52 of the NI Energy Order made by virtue of a NI amending order, the requirements of Article 52(6) of the NI Energy Order (consultation before making a renewables order) may be satisfied by consultation undertaken before the NI amending order came into force or the passing of this Act.

(4)In this section “NI amending order” and “NI Energy Order” have the same meaning as in section 38.

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