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Energy Act 2011

Energy Act 2011

2011 CHAPTER 16

Commentary on Sections

Part 1: Energy Efficiency

Chapter 1: Green Deal
Section 34: Power of Secretary of State to deal with special circumstances

109.Subsection (1) allows the Secretary of State to make regulations setting out: the circumstances in which a bill payer’s liability to make green deal payments is suspended or cancelled; the circumstances in which the suspension of any liability ends; the consequences of any suspension or cancellation; and the circumstances in which the green deal provider may require the early repayment of the whole or part of the total of the payments outstanding under a green deal plan.

110.Subsection (2) states that the regulations may provide for: the procedure to be followed in order to secure a cancellation or suspension which may include the payment of an administration fee; how payments are to be paid which are due during and following a suspension period; and as to the calculation of the amount payable on early repayment.

111.Subsection (3) defines the ‘bill payer’ to include the person who would be bill payer if the supply were not temporarily disconnected or the liability to make green deal payments was not suspended and ‘payments’ as green deal payments if they are made under a green deal plan.

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