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

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PART IIELECTRICITY GENERATION

Rateable Value

5.—(1) Article 6 applies to the class of hereditaments in relation to which the conditions in paragraph (2) are fulfilled.

(2) The conditions mentioned in paragraph (1) are that —

(a)the hereditament comprises land, plant or buildings used or available for use for the purpose of generating electricity where such use is its sole or primary function and

(b)the generating plant either —

(i)uses wind, tidal or water power as its primary source of energy; or

(ii)has a declared net capacity of 500 kilowatts or more.

(3) In determining whether the primary function of a hereditament is for the purpose of generating electricity, no account shall be taken of so much of any heat produced in or on the hereditament as is produced other than for the purposes of the generation of electricity.

6.—(1) In the case of a hereditament falling within the class prescribed in article 5, paragraphs 2 to 2B of Schedule 6 to the Act(1) shall not apply, and its rateable value, in any year, during which the relevant list has effect, shall be an amount equal to the applicable amount.

(2) The “applicable amount” for the purposes of paragraph (1) is the amount per mega watt of declared net capacity of the generating plant in or on the hereditament (expressed to the nearest hundredth part of a mega watt) set out in column (2) of the following Table in relation to the sole or primary source of energy used by that governing plant set out in column (1):

TABLE

(1)(2)
Sole or primary source of energy£ per mega watt

i)The burning of coal

9,500

ii)The burning of oil

5,000

iii)The burning of natural gas where a steam turbine is used

9,500

iv)The burning of natural gas where a steam turbine is not used

5,000

v)Nuclear Fission produced by a Magnox reactor

6,000

vi)produced by a Magnox reactor

Nuclear Fission not 14,000

vii)Wind Power

2,000

viii)The burning of gas from land fill sites

5,000

ix)The burning of crops and animal litter

2,000

x)Pumped storage

12,800

xi)Hydro Electric

9,500

xii)Any source of energy not listed above.

2,000

(3) In this article “the relevant list” means the local non-domestic rating list compiled on 1st April 2000.

(1)

Paragraph 2 is amended and paragraphs 2A and 2B inserted by paragraph 38(3) to (11) of Schedule 5 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

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