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55Renewable energy incentive schemesE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)After section 148 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 insert—

Consultation with Welsh MinistersE+W+S+N.I.
148ARenewable energy incentive schemes

(1)The Secretary of State must consult the Welsh Ministers before—

(a)establishing a renewable energy incentive scheme that applies in Wales, or

(b)amending such a scheme as it relates to Wales.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to amendments that appear to the Secretary of State to be minor or made only for technical or administrative reasons; and the Secretary of State is not to be taken to establish or amend a scheme by exercising a power under a scheme, other than a power that is exercisable subject to any parliamentary procedure.

(3)Subsection (1) does not require the Secretary of State to consult the Welsh Ministers about any levy in connection with a renewable energy incentive scheme.

(4)In this section a “"renewable energy incentive scheme”” means any scheme, whether statutory or otherwise, that provides an incentive to generate, or facilitate the generation of, electricity or heat from sources of energy other than fossil fuel or nuclear fuel. This includes provision made by or under the following so far as they relate to the generation of electricity or heat from sources of energy other than fossil fuel or nuclear fuel—

(a)sections 6 to 26 of the Energy Act 2013 (contracts for difference);

(b)sections 41 to 43 of the Energy Act 2008 (feed-in tariffs for small-scale generation of electricity);

(c)section 100 of that Act (renewable heat incentives);

(d)sections 32 to 32Z2 of the Electricity Act 1989 (renewables obligations or certificate purchase obligations).

(2)Where, before the commencement of this section, the Secretary of State has consulted, or is consulting, the Welsh Ministers regarding a renewable energy incentive scheme within the meaning of section 148A of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (inserted by subsection (1) above), that consultation is to be treated as fulfilling the obligation in that section.

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