Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Act, 1945


Hydro-Electric Schemes.

Preparation and approval of hydro-electric schemes.

4.—(1) It shall be lawful for the Board, whenever they so think proper, to prepare and submit to the Minister a scheme for the generation of electricity by means of hydraulic power derived from the waters of any specified river impounded and made available for that purpose by means of a dam and other engineering works to be constructed by the Board under this Act.

(2) Whenever a scheme is submitted to the Minister by the Board under this section, the Minister shall consider such scheme and, after consultation with the Minister for Agriculture as to the steps to be taken by the Board for the protection of fisheries, do whichever of the following things he considers proper, that is to say:—

(a) by order approve of such scheme, or

(b) refer such scheme back to the Board for reconsideration and re-submission to him under this section, or

(c) refuse to approve of such scheme.

(3) In this Act—

the expression “approval order” means an order made by the Minister approving of a scheme submitted to him by the Board under this section, and

the expression “approved scheme” means a scheme approved of by the Minister by an approval order and, in the case of any such scheme so approved of with alteration, means such scheme as so approved of.