Electricity (Supply) Act, 1927

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Number 27 of 1927.


ELECTRICITY (SUPPLY) ACT, 1927.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definitions.

PART I.

Constitution, Finance and General Functions of the Electricity Supply Board.

2.

Constitution of The Electricity Supply Board.

3.

Disqualification of members, etc., of Board from being members of the Oireachtas.

4.

Common Seal of the Board.

5.

Removal of Members of the Board.

6.

Procedure of the Board.

7.

Accounts and audits.

8.

Officers and servants of the Board.

9.

Exercise of functions of Board through its officers.

10.

Disclosure of interest in contract.

11.

Prohibition of interests in electrical undertakings.

12.

Advances from the Central Fund to the Board.

13.

Payment of interest on advances.

14.

Repayment of advances made under this Act.

15.

Repayment of advances made under the Shannon Electricity Act, 1925.

16.

Charges on Shannon works.

17.

Control of Shannon works.

18.

Transfer of chattels to the Board.

19.

General duty of the Board.

20.

Certain general powers of the Board.

21.

Fixing of rates and scales of charges for electricity, etc.

22.

Loans by the Board to authorised undertakers.

23.

Authorised undertakers and permitted undertakers to give information to the Board.

24.

Investigation into administration, etc., of authorised undertaking.

25.

Users, etc., of electrical apparatus to give information to Board.

26.

Employment of technical, etc., advisers.

27.

General advisory functions of the Board.

28.

Investigations and surveys by the Board.

29.

Exhibitions and displays of electrical apparatus, etc.

30.

Assistance of Departments of State.

31.

Inquiries by the Board.

32.

Annual report, statistics and returns.

33.

General regulations.

34.

Regulations to be incorporated with special orders.

PART II.

Particular Functions and Powers of the Electricity Supply Board.

35.

Prohibition of unauthorised sale of electricity.

36.

Constitution of authorised undertakers by the Board.

37.

Permits to supply electricity to the public.

38.

Acquisition by the Board of authorised undertakings.

39.

Procedure on acquisition of authorised undertaking by the Board.

40.

Control of authorised undertaking by the Board.

41.

Segregation of authorised undertaking from conjoined business.

42.

Alteration of areas of supply.

43.

Provisions consequential on extension of area of supply.

44.

Provisions consequential on reduction of an area of supply.

45.

Compulsory acquisition of land, etc., by the Board.

46.

Disposal of surplus land, etc., by the Board.

47.

Compulsory acquisition of land, etc., by authorised undertaker.

48.

Disposal of surplus land, etc.

49.

Sale and hire of electrical apparatus.

50.

Shops and showrooms.

51.

Breaking-up of streets, etc.

52.

Exercise of power to break up roads, etc.

53.

Way-leaves across land.

54.

Way-leaves across railways, etc.

55.

Cables across rivers, etc.

56.

Supply of electricity in bulk by the Board.

57.

Purchase and resale of electricity by the Board.

58.

Particular use by the Board of Shannon transmission system.

59.

Scales of methods and rates of charge.

60.

Objection to scale of charges.

61.

Closing of generating stations.

62.

Establishment and extension of generating stations, etc.

63.

Making of contracts by the Board for authorised undertakers.

64.

Amendment of frequency.

65.

Purchase, etc., of undertakings by authorised undertaker.

66.

Working of by-products.

67.

Constitution of joint committees.

68.

Mutual assistance.

69.

Supply of electricity to premises outside area of supply.

70.

Divestiture of powers and obligations.

PART III.

Local Authorities.

71.

Expenses of local authorities.

72.

Power to local authorities to borrow for the purposes of this Act.

73.

Power to suspend annual provision for repayment of borrowed moneys.

74.

Audit of Accounts.

75.

Contracts for execution of works, etc.

76.

Expenses of carrying out agreements.

77.

Payment by local authorities of expenses of certain alterations.

78.

Application to borrowing under this Act of the Public Health (Ireland) Acts, 1878. to 1919.

79.

Public safety regulations.

80.

Allocation of surplus funds.

81.

Provision of fund as working capital.

PART IV.

Amendments of the Shannon Electricity Act, 1925.

82.

Provision of alternative accommodation.

83.

Acquisition of land for erection of barracks.

84.

Vesting of pillars, poles, etc., in Minister.

85.

Provisions as to certain lands acquired under the Shannon Electricity Act, 1925.

86.

Exemption from stamp duty.

PART V.

Miscellaneous and General.

87.

Number of arbitrators.

88.

Appointment of arbitrators by the Minister.

89.

Contributions to certain associations.

90.

Stand-by supplies.

91.

Use of electric lines, etc., in or across streets or open spaces.

92.

Use of electricity supplied to railway company, etc.

93.

Prevention of preferential treatment.

94.

Notice to be given to undertakers before removing.

95.

Exemption of agreements for the supply of electricity from stamp duty.

96.

Exemption of Shannon works from rates.

97.

Power to carry out agreements.

98.

Lopping of trees by the Board or an authorised undertaker.

99.

Power to cut off supply.

100.

Expenses of certain necessary alterations.

101.

Erection, etc., of aerials.

102.

Extension of time for construction of electrical works.

103.

Authorised gas undertakers.

104.

Relief of gas undertaker from obligation to supply gas.

105.

Transfer to the Board of certain functions of the Commissioners of Public Works.

106.

Prohibition of navigation in the River Shannon at certain periods.

107.

Transfer of powers, etc., under Weights and Measures Acts.

108.

Inspection of apparatus.

109.

Prohibition of discharge of corrosive matter into River Shannon.

110.

Application to electricity of section 4 of the Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act, 1875.

111.

Penalty for malicious injury.

112.

Saving of rights, etc., of Minister for Posts and Telegraphs.

113.

Repeals.

114.

Short title.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

SECOND SCHEDULE.


Acts Referred to

Shannon Electricity Act, 1925

No. 26 of 1925

Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926

No. 39 of 1926

Ministers and Secretaries Act, 1924

No. 16 of 1924

Land Act, 1923

No. 42 of 1923

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Number 27 of 1927.


ELECTRICITY (SUPPLY) ACT, 1927.


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE REORGANISATION AND REGULATION OF THE GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY THROUGHOUT SAORST?T EIREANN AND IN PARTICULAR TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY IN THE WORKS CONSTRUCTED BY THE STATE UNDER THE SHANNON ELECTRICITY ACT, 1925 AND FOR THE TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, AND SUPPLY OF SUCH ELECTRICITY, AND FOR THAT PURPOSE TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE MANAGEMENT, ADMINISTRATION, AND CONTROL OF THE SAID WORKS WITH A VIEW TO THE EFFICIENT AND ECONOMIC OPERATION THEREOF AND FOR OTHER MATTERS INCIDENTAL TO OR ARISING IN THE COURSE OF THE MATTERS AFORESAID OR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH AND TO AMEND THE SAID SHANNON ELECTRICITY ACT, 1925 . [28th May, 1927.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORST?T EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—

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