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Energy Act 2013

Paragraph 11: Functions of the Authority

216.This paragraph provides an express power for regulations to confer functions, for two purposes, on the Authority (see the definition of “Authority” in section 151). The Authority is the regulator for the electricity markets in Great Britain. However, as a statutory body, it only has power to do those things which legislation confers a power on it to do.

217.The two purposes are to provide advice to, and to make determinations for, the parties to investment contracts. Therefore, for example, regulations could empower the Authority to monitor the performance of obligations under an investment contract relating to biomass sustainability (such as the type or mix of fuels used in an electricity generating station) and to determine for the parties whether such obligations have been met.

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