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Energy Act 2010

Section 27: Schemes: supplementary

133.This section makes provision about energy charge adjustment schemes made under the powers in section 26. Subsection (1)(b) allows for the scheme to adjust the charges of the customers that the Secretary of State considers have been treated more favourably as well as those that have been treated less favourably. Subsections (2) and (3) require the scheme to describe the less favourably treated customers, specify the energy companies whose charges will be adjusted by the scheme and the geographical area to which the scheme applies (unless it covers Great Britain). Subsection (2) also requires the scheme to set out the basis for the adjustment of charges.

134.Subsection (4) enables the scheme to require energy companies to provide information to each other and provides for any necessary modification of licence conditions. This section closely follows subsections (2) to (5) of section 41A of the Gas Act 1986 and section 43A of the Electricity Act 1989.

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