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Energy Act 2011

Energy Act 2011

2011 CHAPTER 16

Commentary on Sections

Part 1: Energy Efficiency

Chapter 1: Green Deal
Introductory
Section 2: Green deal plans: supplementary

19.Subsection (2) defines ‘improver’ and ‘green deal provider’. Subsection (3) defines ‘bill payer’ by reference to section 1(6)(a).

20.Subsections (4) to (6) define the range of measures that fall within the meaning of ‘energy efficiency improvements’ and may, therefore, be eligible as ‘qualifying energy improvements’. Subsection (4) includes measures for improving efficiency in the use of electricity or gas conveyed through pipes or any other source of energy specified in an order made by the Secretary of State, together with any measures falling within subsections (5) or (6).

21.Subsection (5) defines other measures for increasing the amount of electricity generated or heat produced by microgeneration or by using low-emissions sources or technologies and also measures for reducing the consumption of the types of energy mentioned in subsection (4). Subsection (6) provides for the inclusion of measures in green deal plans which are installed for the purpose of supplying to the property: electricity generated to produce heat or a cooling effect; heat produced in association with electricity; steam produced from heat; or gas or liquid subjected to a cooling effect produced in association with electricity.

22.The measures referred to in subsections (5) and (6) will only be eligible if they are specified as such in an order made by the Secretary of State.

23.Subsection (9) confirms that the meaning of ‘energy’, ‘energy bill’, ‘occupier’, ‘owner’ and ‘relevant energy supplier’ will be defined in regulations made by Secretary of State.

24.Subsection (10) enables the Secretary of State, when making regulations under subsection (9), to make provision in those regulations in respect of circumstances where someone who is not a bill payer for the purposes of Chapter 1 may be treated as such.

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