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Energy Act 2010

Section 28: Regulations adjusting energy charges: supplementary

135.Subsection (2) requires the Secretary of State to give notice that it is proposed to make regulations to establish a scheme. Any such notice must be given before the regulations are made, and must set out the effect of the scheme and the reasons for making the scheme. The Secretary of State must give not less than 28 days for representations to be made in relation to the scheme. Subsection (3) provides that a copy of this notice must be given to the company whose energy charges will be covered by the proposed order and provides that the notice must be publicised sufficiently widely so that it will be seen by all those likely to be affected by it.

136.Subsection (4) provides that regulations will remain in force for the period specified in the regulations, and that the maximum period is three years, although further regulations may be made at the end of that period. Subsection (5) allows the Secretary of State to make regulations to require energy companies to provide information to each other for the purpose of enabling the making of regulations to establish a scheme.

137.Subsection (6) provides for Ofgem to monitor the effect of all regulations made under section 26 and report its findings to the Secretary of State. It also enables Ofgem to require energy suppliers to provide any information necessary for this purpose. Subsections (2) to (6) of this section closely follow subsections (1) to (5) of section 41B of the Gas Act 1986 and section 43B of the Electricity Act 1989.

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