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(12B) If an order under this section provides for the Administrator to be a
body other than the Authority, the Secretary of State may make
payments to the body of such amounts as the Secretary of State
considers appropriate.

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(14) In subsection (13) before the definition of “microgeneration” insert—

  • “home-heating cost reduction target” has the meaning given by
    section 41B(2)(a);.

(15) The reference in subsection (12A) of section 41A of the Electricity Act 1989 to
5paragraph (c) of subsection (5) of that section includes a reference to paragraph
(c) of subsection (5) of that section before its substitution by subsection (6) of
this section.

(16) The power to make orders under section 41A of the Electricity Act 1989 may
not be exercised so as to impose an obligation on an electricity generator that
10has effect after 31 December 2012.

66 Promotion of reductions in home-heating costs: gas transporters and
suppliers

After section 33BC of the Gas Act 1986 (promotion of reductions in carbon
emissions: gas transporters and suppliers) insert—

33BD 15 Promotion of reductions in home-heating costs: gas transporters and
gas suppliers

(1) The Secretary of State may by order impose—

(a) on each gas transporter (or each gas transporter of a specified
description); and

(b) 20on each gas supplier (or each gas supplier of a specified
description),

an obligation to achieve, within a specified period and in accordance
with the order, the home-heating cost reduction target to be
determined by the Administrator under the order for that transporter
25or supplier (and that obligation is referred to in this section as a “home-
heating cost reduction obligation”).

(2) In this section—

(a) “the Administrator” means—

(i) the Authority; or

(ii) 30if the order so provides, the Secretary of State or a
specified body other than the Authority;

(b) “home-heating cost reduction target” means a target for the
promotion of measures for reducing the cost to individuals of
heating their homes;

(c) 35“specified” means specified in the order.

(3) The power to make orders under this section may be exercised so as to
impose more than one home-heating cost reduction obligation on a
person in relation to the same period or to periods that overlap to any
extent.

(4) 40Subsections (3), (5) to (8), (9A) and (10A) to (12B) of section 33BC apply
to an order under this section as they apply to an order under that
section, with the following modifications—

(a) for “carbon emissions reduction obligation” (in each place)
substitute “home-heating cost reduction obligation”;

(b) 45for “carbon emissions reduction obligations” (in each place)
substitute “home-heating cost reduction obligations”;