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(1)Section 88 of the Energy Act 2008 (power to modify licence conditions etc: smart meters) is amended in accordance with subsections (2) to (6).

(2)In subsection (1)(a) (type of licence that may be modified)—

(a)for “6(1)(c)” substitute “ 6(1)(b), (c) ”;

(b)before “distribution” insert “ transmission, ”.

(3)In subsection (3) (non-exhaustive list of modifications that may be made) after paragraph (j) insert—

(ja)provision requiring the holder of a licence to supply information to the Secretary of State or the Authority (or both) so as to enable them to assess any matter relating to the provision, installation, or operation of meters;.

(4)In subsection (4) (further provision about the manner in which the power may be exercised) in paragraph (a) after “relation to” insert “ different areas or ”.

(5)In subsection (5) (period after which the power may not be exercised) for the words from “the end of the period of 5 years” to the end substitute “ 1 November 2018 ”.

(6)In subsection (6)(c) for “6(1)(c)” substitute “ 6(1)(b), (c) ”.

(7)In section 56FB of the Electricity Act 1989 (supplemental provision about the power to provide for activities connected with smart meters to be licensable activities) in subsection (2) (period after which the power may not be exercised) for the words from “the end of the period of 5 years” to the end substitute “ 1 November 2018 ”.

(8)In section 41HB of the Gas Act 1986 (supplemental provision about the power to provide for activities connected with smart meters to be licensable activities) in subsection (2) (period after which the power may not be exercised) for the words from “the end of the period of 5 years” to the end substitute “ 1 November 2018 ”.

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