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Energy Act 2011

Section 95: Objectives of an energy supply company administration

269.This section states the objectives of an energy supply company administration.

270.Subsection (1) states the objectives as: ensuring that the supply of gas and electricity to customers is continued at the lowest cost which it is practicable to incur; and making continuation of the energy supply company administration unnecessary by rescuing the company or making a transfer in accordance with subsection (2).

271.Subsection (2) stipulates the ways the continuation of energy supply company administration may be made unnecessary. These are either the rescue of the energy supply company as a going concern or transfers which satisfy subsection (3). Subsection (3) states what type of transfers are permissible under the section, and subsection (4) provides for how such transfers may take place.

272.Subsection (5) provides that rescue is to be preferred to transfer in achieving the objective of energy supply company administration and states that transfers are only to be effected when; rescue is not reasonably practicable without transfers; where the objective of the energy supply company administration cannot be achieved through rescue without transfers; or where such transfers would produce a better result for the creditors or members of the company.

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