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Public Bill Committee: 22 January 2013                  

42

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

55

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  34,  leave out ‘as well as consultation after’.

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

21

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

Before making regulations under this Chapter or order under section 13, the

 

Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

take into account any representations made by the consultees under

 

subsection (1)(a), (b) and (c),

 

(b)    

take into account any representations and discussions in the Devolved

 

Administration Consultation group under subsection (1A), and

 

(c)    

publish a statement setting out whether and how the regulations or order

 

under section 13 takes account of any representations made by the

 

consultees under subsection (1)(a), (b) and (c).’.

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

56

 

Clause  16,  page  9,  line  33,  leave out ‘as well as consultation after’.

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

15

 

Clause  16,  page  9,  line  33,  leave out subsection (5).

 


 

Mr Mike Weir

 

16

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘“providing electricity” shall include previously generated electricity that is

 

stored.’.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

28

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  10,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

The national system operator shall not be designated so as to include any

 

company or person that has interests in the national system that may come into

 

conflict with their responsibilities as a national system operator.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

57

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State must convene a panel of independent experts to advise on

 

the exercise of functions under this Chapter.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 January 2013                  

43

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

( )    

The panel of independent experts must include a consumer representative.

 

( )    

The minutes of meetings or reports by the panel of independent experts must be

 

laid before Parliament within two weeks of their publication.’.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

73

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  17,  at end insert ‘or to verifiably reduce demand

 

permanently’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

58

 

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Provision falling with subsection (4)(j) includes the termination or variation of a

 

capacity agreement in circumstances where the operation of a generating plant is

 

being used to undermine the efficient operation of the capacity market.’.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

74

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  18,  page  11,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

Provisions in subsection (4) and (5) may also apply to a holder of an agreement

 

to verifiably reduce demand permanently.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

59

 

Clause  18,  page  11,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Provision made by virtue of subsection (4)(c) must include provision ensuring

 

that plant which has already entered into a contract by virtue of section 6 will not

 

be eligible to act as a capacity provider.’.

 


 

Mr Mike Weir

 

17

 

Clause  19,  page  11,  line  26,  at end insert ‘About price differences that may be

 

made to reflect new technologies’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

60

 

Clause  19,  page  11,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State or the Authority will lay any report by virtue of subsection

 

(4) before both Houses of Parliament.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 January 2013                  

44

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

61

 

Clause  19,  page  11,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Before making Regulations under this section the Secretary of State must

 

consult—

 

(a)    

the Authority;

 

(b)    

the national system operator;

 

(c)    

the Committee on Climate Change; and

 

(d)    

a consumer representative.’.

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

62

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Provision made by virtue of this section must provide for—

 

(a)    

the identity of a settlement body;

 

(b)    

the powers of a settlement body;

 

(c)    

the terms of reference of a settlement body; and

 

(d)    

the funding arrangements of a settlement body.

 

( )    

The settlement body must report annually to Parliament.’.

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

63

 

Clause  22,  page  12,  line  36,  leave out ‘relating to restrictions on the use of

 

generating plant.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

64

 

Clause  22,  page  12,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Before imposing a requirement by virtue of subsection (1), the Secretary of State

 

must consult—

 

(a)    

the Authority;

 

(b)    

the national system operator;

 

(c)    

the person by virtue of subsection (2) on whom requirements are

 

imposed; and

 

(d)    

such other persons as the Secretary of State considers it appropriate to

 

consult.

 

( )    

Consultation may be satisfied only by consultation before the passing of this

 

Act.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 January 2013                  

45

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

65

 

Clause  24,  page  13,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

about the identity of the public body or any other person;

 

(f)    

the powers of the public body or any other person;

 

(g)    

the terms of reference of the public body or any other person; and

 

(h)    

about how the public body or any other person is funded.’.

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

66

 

Clause  25,  page  14,  line  10,  leave out ‘as well as by consultation after’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

8

 

Clauses 29 to 32 of the Bill be transferred to end of line 4 on page 20.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

1

 

Clause  29,  page  16,  line  36,  leave out ‘or Chapter 3 (capacity market)’ and insert ‘,

 

Chapter 3 (capacity market) or Chapter 5 (investment contracts)’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

2

 

Clause  30,  page  18,  line  6,  leave out ‘or Chapter 3 (capacity market)’ and insert ‘,

 

Chapter 3 (capacity market) or Chapter 5 (investment contracts)’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

9

 

Schedule 2 to the Bill be transferred to end of line 33 on page 109.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 January 2013                  

46

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Mr John Hayes

 

3

 

Clause  32,  page  19,  line  23,  leave out ‘or 3’ and insert ‘, 3 or 5’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

23

 

Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  3,  leave out ‘, an investment contract counterparty or a

 

CFD counterparty’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

24

 

Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

Regulations must make provision for electricity suppliers to pay an investment

 

contract counterparty or a CFD counterparty for the purpose of enabling

 

payments to be made under investment contracts.’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

25

 

Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(3A)  

Regulations which make provision by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) for the

 

payment of sums by electricity suppliers must impose on the person to whom

 

such sums are to be paid a duty in relation to the collection of such sums.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

69

 

Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(1)  

Regulations shall make provision for—

 

(a)    

the recovery by electricity suppliers of any amounts paid to an

 

investment contract Counterparty or a CFD Counterparty by virtue of

 

paragraph 7;

 

(b)    

the return by electricity suppliers of any surplus paid to them by an

 

investment contract Counterparty or a CFD Counterparty by virtue of

 

paragraph 8;

 

(c)    

provision made by virtue of paragraph (a) in this section shall include

 

provision about recovery from customers; and

 

(d)    

provision made by virtue of paragraph (b) in this section shall include

 

provision that any surplus be returned to customers.’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

26

 

Schedule  3,  page  107,  line  22,  leave out sub-paragraph (2).

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 January 2013                  

47

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

70

 

Clause  37,  page  23,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(p)    

provision made by virtue of subsection (2)(j) must be in place for 36

 

months after regulations by virtue of section 2 are enacted.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

71

 

Clause  37,  page  27,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

regulations by virtue of this section must set out the circumstances in

 

which the Secretary of State may revoke the designation by virtue of

 

subsection (4).’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

4

 

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  6,  at end insert ‘, or under paragraph 6 of Schedule 3,’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

5

 

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  13,  leave out ‘or 3’ and insert ‘, 3 or 5’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

6

 

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  22,  leave out ‘under section 2 or 17’ and insert ‘of a kind

 

mentioned in subsection (1)’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

7

 

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  23,  after ‘25’, insert ‘or paragraph 19 of Schedule 3’.

 


 

Mr Mike Weir

 

18

 

Clause  113,  page  85,  line  14,  after ‘Parliament’, insert ‘and the Scottish and Welsh

 

Ministers’.

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

19

 

Clause  113,  page  85,  line  18,  after ‘Parliament’, insert ‘and the agreement of the

 

Scottish and Welsh Ministers’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 January 2013                  

48

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

72

 

Clause  121,  page  92,  line  32,  at end insert ‘and any successor authority’.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Payment of winter fuel allowance to pensioners off the gas grid

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Regulations shall be made to allow the payment of Winter Fuel Allowance

 

payable under the Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/

 

729) to eligible persons whose main residences are not connected to the mains gas

 

grid and whose principle source of fuel is home fuel oil, liquid petroleum gas or

 

propane gas, no later than 30 September in each calendar year.’.

 


 

Strategic reserve

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by regulation introduce a system of strategic reserve

 

of supply if he determines that the expense of maintaining a capacity market is

 

detrimental to the continuing interests of either—

 

(a)    

security of supply, or

 

(b)    

energy customers.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may by regulation designate a nominated person to hold

 

and manage the strategic reserve on his behalf (“the Strategic Reserve Operator”).

 

(3)    

A person is eligible to be designated if the person is—

 

(a)    

a company formal and registered under the Companies Act 2006, or

 

(b)    

a public authority, including any person whose functions are of a public

 

nature.

 

(4)    

The Strategic Reserve Operator must contract with the System Operator for the

 

circumstances under which the Strategic Reserve Operator supplies power to the

 

System Operator.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State must approve the drawing up of any contract between the

 

System Operator and the Strategic Reserve Operator and may from time to time

 

vary the terms of the contract should circumstances require.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a reasoned case for any change

 

of content under subsection (5).


 
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