Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012

Chapter 4

Energy efficiency

Definitions (Chapter 4).

10.— In this Chapter—

“class of energy supplier” means—

(a) all energy distributors and retail energy companies,

(b) energy distributors or retail energy companies doing business in—

(i) a particular form of energy, or

(ii) a particular region or locality,

(c) all energy distributors or all retail energy companies that—

(i) distribute or sell a volume of energy, or

(ii) employ a number of full time staff, or the equivalent,


(d) any of the above which have achieved a measure, standards, conditions, threshold or target set out in an energy efficiency notice;

“distribution system operator” means the holder of a licence to supply—

(a) electricity, granted under section 14(1)(g) of the Act of 1999, or

(b) gas, granted under section 16(1)(d) of the Act of 2002;

“energy distributor” means a person, other than a distribution system operator or transmission system operator, that transports energy with a view to its delivery to final customers and to distribution stations that sell energy to final customers and subject to the foregoing, includes energy undertakings;

“energy efficiency notice” means a notice under section 11 (3);

“energy supplier” means an energy distributor, distribution system operator or retail energy sales company;

“energy undertaking” has the meaning assigned to it in section 2 (as amended by section 22 of the Act of 2002) of the Act of 1999;

“Fund” means Energy Efficiency Fund established under section 14 ;

“Minister” means Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources;

“small energy supplier” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulation 2 of the European Communities (Energy End-use Efficiency and Energy Services) Regulations 2009 ( S.I. No. 542 of 2009 );

“voluntary agreement” means an agreement established under section 12 .