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Electricity Regulation Act, 1999

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Number 23 of 1999


ELECTRICITY REGULATION ACT, 1999


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Laying of orders, etc.

4.

Service of notices.

5.

Offences by bodies corporate.

6.

Prosecution of offences.

7.

Making of orders by Minister.

PART II

Establishment of Commission for Electricity Regulation

8.

Establishment of Commission.

9.

Functions of Commission.

10.

Directions to Commission.

11.

Authorised officers.

12.

Search warrants.

13.

Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of information.

PART III

Licences and Authorisations

14.

Licences to generate and supply electricity.

15.

Permits under section 37 of Principal Act.

16.

Authorisations to construct or reconstruct a generating station.

17.

Application for authorisation.

18.

Orders specifying criteria for considering applications for authorisations.

19.

Modification of licence or authorisation.

20.

Procedures to be followed before modifying licences or authorisations.

21.

Public hearings of Commission.

22.

Determination by Commission following public hearing.

23.

Directions by Commission to protect public health, etc.

24.

Issue of notice by Commission concerning contraventions, etc.

25.

Determination by Commission of specified breach.

26.

Compliance with direction or determination.

27.

Eligible customers.

28.

Purchase of electricity from combined heat and power.

PART IV

Appeal Panels

29.

Establishment of Appeal Panel.

30.

Functions of Appeal Panel.

31.

Orders for establishment of Appeal Panels and related matters.

32.

Review of determination of Commission.

PART V

Access to Transmission and Distribution Systems

33.

Preparation of grid code and distribution code.

34.

Terms for connection to and use of transmission or distribution system.

35.

Charges for connection to and use of transmission or distribution system.

36.

Approval by Commission of statement of charges.

37.

Direct lines.

38.

Estimate of capacity, forecast flows and loading.

PART VI

Public Service Obligations and Transitional Arrangements

39.

Public service obligations.

40.

Transitional arrangements.

PART VII

Consequential Repeals and Amendments

41.

Repeals.

42.

Amendment of section 35 of Principal Act.

43.

Amendment of section 45 of Principal Act.

44.

Amendment of section 77 of Principal Act.

45.

Amendment of section 98 of Principal Act.

46.

Amendment of Freedom of Information Act, 1997.

PART VIII

Miscellaneous

47.

Compulsory acquisition of land by Commission, etc.

48.

Construction of sections 51 and 52(1) of Principal Act.

49.

Construction of section 53 of Principal Act.

50.

Construction of section 54 of Principal Act.

51.

Construction of section 91 of Principal Act.

52.

Application of certain regulations.

53.

Amendment of section 2(2) of Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Act, 1949.

54.

Repeal of section 2(3), (4) and (6) of Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Act, 1949.

SCHEDULE

The Commission for Electricity Regulation


Acts Referred to

Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919

1919, c. 20

Companies Acts, 1963 to 1990

Courts Act, 1981

1981, No. 11

Electricity (Supply) Act, 1927

1927, No. 27

Electricity (Supply) Acts, 1927 to 1995

Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Act, 1949

1949, No. 12

European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

1997, No. 2

Freedom of Information Act, 1997

1997, No. 13

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

14 & 15 Vict., c. 93

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Number 23 of 1999


ELECTRICITY REGULATION ACT, 1999


AN ACT TO ENABLE EFFECT TO BE GIVEN TO DIRECTIVE NO. 96/92/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 19 DECEMBER 1996(1) , TO ESTABLISH A BODY KNOWN AS AN COIMISIÚN UM RIALÁIL LEICTREACHAIS OR IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE THE COMMISSION FOR ELECTRICITY REGULATION, TO GIVE POWER TO THAT COMMISSION TO GRANT LICENCES TO GENERATE AND SUPPLY ELECTRICITY AND TO GRANT AUTHORISATIONS TO CONSTRUCT GENERATING STATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR ACCESS TO THE TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM BY HOLDERS OF LICENCES, HOLDERS OF AUTHORISATIONS OR BY ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS, TO AMEND AND REPEAL CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ELECTRICITY (SUPPLY) ACT, 1927 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [11th July, 1999]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

(1) O.J. No. L. 027, 30.01.1997, p. 20