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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 25 – Supporting renewable energy

39.This section inserts a new section 51A into the 2002 Act which places a duty on Scottish Water to take reasonable steps to promote the use of its assets (both tangible and intangible) for the generation of renewable energy, although only so far as it considers that this is not inconsistent with the economic, efficient and effective exercise of its functions. In complying with this duty, Scottish Water must have regard to any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers.

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