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The Electricity Supply Industry (Rateable Values) (Wales) Order 2000

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Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Electricity Supply Industry (Rateable Values)(Wales) Order 2000 and shall come into force on 1st April 2000.

(2) This Order applies only to Wales.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order —

  • “the Act” (“y Ddeddf” ) means the Local Government Finance Act 1988;

  • “declared net capacity”, (“gallu cynhyrchu net a ddatgenir” ) in relation to generating plant means the highest generation of electricity (at the generator terminals) which can be maintained indefinitely, under the relevant conditions, without causing damage to the plant, less so much of that capacity as is consumed by the plant, expressed in megawatts to the nearest one hundredth part of a megawatt;(For the purposes of this definition for the generating plant whose sole or primary source of energy is the burning of oil or coal, the relevant conditions are that the water entering the cooling system is nineteen degrees Celsius if the cooling water is circulated on the hereditament for re-use in the cooling system, or in all other cases ten degrees Celcius.

  • For generating plant whose sole or primary source of energy is wind, the wind speed is sufficient to power the generating plant at its highest generation of electricity.

  • For generating plant whose sole or primary source of energy is water, the water flow is sufficient to power the generating plant at its highest generation of electricity.

  • For all other types of generating plant the relevant conditions are that, in the locality of the hereditament, the air temperature is ten degrees Celcius and the air pressure is 1013mbar)

  • “generating plant” (“peiriannau cynhyrchu” ), in relation to a hereditament, means plant in or on the hereditament which is used or available for use for the purposes of generating electricity; and

  • “year” (“blwyddyn”) means a chargeable financial year.

Rounding of Numbers

3.  Where (apart from this article) any rateable value determined under this Order would include a fraction of a pound —

(a)the fraction shall be made up to one pound if it would exceed 50p, and

(b)the fraction shall be ignored if it would be 50p or less.

Revocations and Savings

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) the following are hereby revoked with effect from 1st April 2000 in so far as they are applicable to Wales:

(a)the Electricity Generators (Rateable Values) Order 1994(1);

(b)the Electricity Supply Industry (Rateable Values) (Amendment) Order 1995(2);

(c)article 2 of the Electricity Supply Industry and Water Undertakers (Rateable Values) Amendment Order 1996(3) and so much of article 1 as has effect for the purposes of article 2.

(2) The Orders mentioned in paragraph (1) shall continue to have effect on and after 1st April 1995 for the purposes of or for purposes in connection with —

(a)any alteration of a list compiled before 1st April 2000; or

(b)any provision made by regulations made under section 58 of the Act(4) (special provision for 1995 onwards) as to the chargeable amount as regards a hereditament for a relevant period as defined in that section.

(1)

S.I. 1994/3282 amended by S.I. 1995/962 and S.I. 1996/912. This Order continues in effect the Electricity Supply Industry (Rateable Values) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/2474) and the Electricity Generators (Rateable Values) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/2475) in relation to non-domestic rating lists in force before 1st April 1995.

(2)

S.I. 1995/962.

(3)

S.I. 1996/912 as amended.

(4)

Section 58 is amended by paragraph 68 of Schedule 13 to the Local Government Finance Act 1989 (c. 14), section 2 of the Non-Domestic rating Act 1994 and section 1 of the Local government and Rating Act 1997 (c. 29).

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