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Energy Act (Northern Ireland) 2011


Public consultation on the Act took place over the normal 12 week period and ended on 25 September 2009.

Fourteen organisations responded.  Eight responses were received from the energy industry; five from the public sector; and one comment was also received from the Citizens Advice Bureau.   Respondents offered a wide range of opinions on the best approach on how to implement each of the proposals into Northern Ireland legislation.

As a result of the consultation exercise, a number of changes were made to the proposals. Copies of the responses, together with a summary of the outcome of the Department’s consideration of the issues raised can be accessed by referencing the Department’s website at

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