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Energy Act 2011

Section 73: Smart meters

182.This section amends the Secretary of State powers in section 88 of the Energy Act 2008, sections 41HA-HB of the Gas Act 1986, and sections 56FA-FB of the Electricity Act 1989.

183.Subsections (2) and (6) amend section 88 of the Energy Act 2008 to enable the Secretary of State to modify a condition of electricity transmission licences, or any agreements or documents made under such licences, for the purposes of rolling out smart meters.

184.Subsection (3) amends section 88(3) of the Energy Act 2008 to make clear that the Secretary of State can require the provision of information by licence-holders to GEMA or the Secretary of State, to enable them to assess any matter relating to the provision, installation, or operation of meters.

185.Subsection (4) amends section 88(4) of the Energy Act 2008 to make clear that the Secretary of State can make area-based licence or code modifications where these are necessary to roll-out smart meters.

186.Subsections (5), (7) and (8) amend section 88(5) of the Energy Act 2008, section 41HB(2) of the Gas Act 1986, and section 56FB(2) of the Electricity Act 1989 to extend the period within which the Secretary of State can exercise the powers until 1 November 2018.

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