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Energy Act 2011

Section 98: Modifications of particular or standard conditions

276.This section confers powers on the Secretary of State to modify the conditions of any gas or electricity licence held by a particular person in order to recover any shortfall in meeting the costs of energy supply company administration. The modifications that can be made are specified in section 99.

277.Subsections (3) to (5) require the Secretary of State to consult the holder of any licence being modified and anyone else he thinks appropriate before making a modification and to publish modifications made under this section.

278.Subsection (7) stipulates the requirement on GEMA to incorporate any modification of standard conditions made by the Secretary of State into new licences it grants and to publish these modifications.

279.Subsection (8) limits the exercise of the powers under this section to eighteen months after commencement of this section.

280.Subsections (9) to (12) provide that modifications made under this section to standard conditions of (i) electricity generation, distribution and supply licences, (ii) gas transporter, supply and shipping licences, and (iii) gas and electricity interconnector licences, are reflected in the sections of the Utilities Act 2000 and the Energy Act 2004 which govern the standard conditions of those licences.

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