New Clause 9 - Exercise of powers under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc)

Part of Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 9 Chwefror 2006.

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‘(1)Before making any modification of a distribution licence or a supply licence under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc), the Secretary of State must consult—

(a)the holder of any licence being modified, and

(b)such other persons as he considers appropriate.

(2)The Secretary of State must publish every modification made by him under that section.

(3)The publication must be in such manner as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(4)Where the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority makes modifications of standard conditions under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc)(4), it must publish the modifications in such manner as it considers appropriate.

(5)The Secretary of State’s powers under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc) are exercisable only during the period which—

(a)begins with the first anniversary, and

(b)ends with the third anniversary,

of the commencement of that section.

(6)Sections 3A to 3D of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) (principal objectives and general duties) apply to the carrying out of functions conferred on the Secretary of State, or on the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, by section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc) or this section as they apply in relation to the carrying out of functions conferred on him, or on it, by or under Part 1 of that Act.’.—[Mark Lazarowicz.]