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Energy Act 2011

Section 19: Power to modify energy supply licences to require provision of information

76.Subsection (1) provides the Secretary of State with a power to modify gas and electricity supply licences (including standard conditions incorporated in licences, documents maintained in accordance with the conditions of licences (such as industry codes) or agreements that give effect to those documents).

77.Subsection (2) provides that the power in subsection (1) can be used for two purposes.

78.The first purpose, provided for in subsection (3), is to require licence holders, at specified times, to provide bill payers with specified information in connection with their green deal plans.

79.The second purpose, provided for in subsections (4) to (6), is to require licence holders to disclose specified information regarding the past payment of energy bills by the person who is or will be the bill payer on a property with a green deal plan.

80.Subsection (6) provides that the licence holder may only be required to disclose the requested information where (i) the request is made in connection with a green deal plan or proposed green deal plan; (ii) the green deal provider gives evidence that the bill payer has consented to disclosure of the information for these purposes; (iii) the information relates to a time within the 5 years immediately preceding the request; and (iv) the licence holder has the information.

81.Subsection (7) provides that licence modifications can require information to be provided in a specified manner or form, or subject to specified requirements or restrictions.

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