Gas (Amendment) Act, 2000

Directions to Board with regard to use of natural gas network.

8.—(1) The Commission may, in so far as it appears to the Commission to be reasonably necessary to do so for the purpose of securing the employment by a person of his or her relevant rights, give directions to the Board with regard to the use or management by the Board of the natural gas network.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Commission may give a direction to the Board requiring it to take such steps as are specified in the direction for the purpose of enabling the connection to the natural gas network of the generating station in relation to which a person's relevant rights are to be exercised.

(3) The Commission shall consult with the Board before giving a direction to it under this section.

(4) The Board shall comply with any direction under this section within such period as is specified in the direction.

(5) If the Board fails to comply with a direction under this section, the Commission may, in a summary manner, apply to the High Court, on notice to the Board, for an order requiring the Board to comply with the direction and the High Court may, on the hearing of the application, if it considers it appropriate to do so, make such an order.