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Energy Act 2011

Section 76: Power to modify energy supply licences: information about tariffs

191.This section provides that the Secretary of State may modify the conditions of supply licences issued under the Gas Act 1986 or the Electricity Act 1989 (subsection (1).

192.Subsections (2) to (4) give the Secretary of State power to modify particular or standard licence conditions in order to require electricity or gas suppliers to provide their domestic customers with information about their lowest tariffs. They also allow the Secretary of State to specify how these tariffs should be defined, which of its lowest tariffs a supplier must provide information about and how and when the information should be provided, for example, on all energy bills and statements.

193.Subsection (5) allows the Secretary of State to make different provision in different cases, for example, to exempt suppliers who offer only a few tariffs or smaller suppliers from these requirements, and to make any consequential modifications.

194.Subsection (6) allows the Secretary of State to make different provision for different cases within a licence, for example, to require different customers to be provided with different information depending on their circumstances.

195.Subsection (7) provides that the power under this section expires immediately after 1 November 2018.

196.Subsection (8) contains definitions for the purposes of this section.

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