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Energy Act 2011

Energy Act 2011

2011 CHAPTER 16

Commentary on Sections

Part 1: Energy Efficiency

Chapter 1: Green Deal
Modifying energy licences etc
Section 20: Power to modify energy supply licences to make provision as to consumer protection

82.Subsection (1) provides the Secretary of State with powers to modify conditions incorporated in gas and electricity supply licences (including standard conditions incorporated in licences and documents maintained in accordance with the conditions of licences (such as industry codes) or agreements that give effect to those documents). Subsections (2) and (4) allow the modifications to make provision corresponding to that of the disapplied consumer protection legislation if it is made for the same purpose for which the disapplied consumer protection legislation was made. Subsection (5) stipulates that references to the ‘disapplied consumer protection legislation’ are to the provisions of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 which would have applied if the amendments made by section 26 had not been made.

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