Amendments proposed to the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill - continued House of Commons

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As an Amendment to Mark Lazarowicz's proposed New Clause (National targets for microgeneration) (NC5):—

   

Gregory Barker

(a)

*Line     27,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   If the Secretary of State does not designate a target under subsection (1) he shall publish forthwith a statement of his reasons.'.


National microgeneration targets: modification of section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003

   

Mark Lazarowicz

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section applies if a target is designated under section (National targets for microgeneration).

    (2)   Section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003 (c.30) applies in relation to every relevant sustainable energy report as if after subsection (1B) there were inserted—

          "(1BA)   The report must also include such information as the Secretary of State considers appropriate about things done during the reporting period for the purpose of meeting any target designated under section (National targets for microgeneration) of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2005 (national targets for microgeneration).",

    and as if, in subsection (1C), for "subsection (1A)" there were substituted "subsections (1A) and (1BA)".

    (3)   For the purposes of this section—

      (a) a sustainable energy report is a relevant sustainable energy report in relation to a target designated under subsection (1) of section (National targets for microgeneration) if the reporting period to which the report relates includes the period, or any part of the period, to which the target relates,

      (b) a target designated under subsection (1) of that section relates to the period beginning when it is designated and ending with the target date (within the meaning of that section),

      (c) "reporting period", in relation to a sustainable energy report, has the meaning given by section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003 (c.30), and

      (d) "sustainable energy report" means a sustainable energy report which is required to be published under that section.'.


Reports under section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003: microgeneration

   

Mark Lazarowicz

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

    'In section 1(1A) of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003 (c.30) (annual reports on progress towards sustainable energy aims)—

      (a) omit "and" at the end of paragraph (b), and

      (b) at the end of paragraph (c) insert "; and

          (d) things done during that period for the purpose of implementing the strategy for the promotion of microgeneration in Great Britain published under section 82 of the Energy Act 2004.".'.


Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc

   

Mark Lazarowicz

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Where the Secretary of State considers it appropriate to do so for the purpose of increasing the amount of the electricity consumed in Great Britain that is generated by microgeneration, he may make—

      (a) relevant modifications of the conditions of a distribution licence or a supply licence held by a particular person;

      (b) relevant modifications of the standard conditions of distribution licences or supply licences.

    (2)   For the purposes of subsection (1), "relevant modifications" means—

      (a) in relation to a distribution licence, modifications—

      (i) imposing conditions requiring the holder of such a licence to provide information to holders of supply licences about the connection to the distribution system, or use, of microgeneration plant, or

      (ii) for the purposes of enabling or facilitating holders of supply licences to satisfy any conditions of such licences of a description mentioned in paragraph (b), and

      (b) in relation to a supply licence, modifications imposing conditions requiring the holder of such a licence to offer to acquire electricity generated by microgeneration by the licenceholder's customers;

    and also includes incidental, consequential or transitional modifications.

    (3)   A modification under subsection (1)(a) of part of a standard condition of a distribution licence or supply licence does not prevent any other part of the condition from continuing to be regarded as a standard condition for the purposes of Part 1 of the Electricity Act 1989 (c.29).

    (4)   Where the Secretary of State makes modifications under subsection (1)(b) of the standard conditions of distribution licences or supply licences, the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority must make (as nearly as may be) the same modifications of those standard conditions for the purposes of their incorporation in distribution licences or, as the case may be, supply licences granted after that time.

    (5)   Conditions included in a distribution licence or supply licence by virtue of a power conferred by this section—

      (a) need not relate to the activities authorised by the licence, and

      (b) may do any of the things authorised in relation to licences of that kind by section 7(2) to (4) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c.29) (which applies to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority's power with respect to licence conditions under section 7(1)(a) of that Act).

    (6)   In this section and section (Exercise of powers under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc))—

        "distribution licence" has the meaning given by section 6(1)(c) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c.29) (licences authorising supply, etc);

        "microgeneration plant" means plant used, or intended for use, for generating electricity by microgeneration, where "plant" has the same meaning as it has in section 82 of the Energy Act 2004 (c.20) (microgeneration);

        "supply licence" has the meaning given by section 6(1)(d) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c.29).

    (7)   In section 33(1) of the Utilities Act 2000 (c.27) (standard conditions of electricity licences)—

      (a) omit "or" at the end of paragraph (a), and

      (b) after paragraph (b) insert "or

          (c) under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc) of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2005 (sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc)".'.


Exercise of powers under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc)

   

Mark Lazarowicz

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Before making any modification of a distribution licence or a supply licence under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc), the Secretary of State must consult—

      (a) the holder of any licence being modified, and

      (b) such other persons as he considers appropriate.

    (2)   The Secretary of State must publish every modification made by him under that section.

    (3)   The publication must be in such manner as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

    (4)   Where the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority makes modifications of standard conditions under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc)(4), it must publish the modifications in such manner as it considers appropriate.

    (5)   The Secretary of State's powers under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc) are exercisable only during the period which—

      (a) begins with the first anniversary, and

      (b) ends with the third anniversary,

    of the commencement of that section.

    (6)   Sections 3A to 3D of the Electricity Act 1989 (c.29) (principal objectives and general duties) apply to the carrying out of functions conferred on the Secretary of State, or on the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, by section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc) or this section as they apply in relation to the carrying out of functions conferred on him, or on it, by or under Part 1 of that Act.'.


Functions of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority in relation to microgeneration

   

Mark Lazarowicz

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    'In section 47 of the Electricity Act 1989 (c.29) (functions of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority), after subsection (1) insert—

          "(1A)   The activities to which subsection (1) applies also include, in particular, activities connected with the generation of electricity by microgeneration or with the transmission and supply of electricity so generated.

          (1B)   In subsection (1A), "microgeneration" has the same meaning as it has in section 82 of the Energy Act 2004 (Secretary of State's strategy for promotion of microgeneration)".'.


Adjustment of transmission charges for electricity

   

Malcolm Wicks

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 185 of the Energy Act 2004 (c.20) (adjustment of transmission charges) is amended as provided in subsections (2) to (4).

    (2)   In subsection (1)(a), for "of Great Britain" substitute "in Great Britain".

    (3)   After subsection (3) insert—

          "(3A)   If subsection (1) is satisfied in the case of two or more separate areas in Great Britain, an order under this section may relate to both, or all, of those areas.

          (3B)   This section has effect in relation to an order which, by virtue of subsection (3A), relates to two or more areas as if references in subsections (2), (3) and (10) to the area to which the scheme established by the order relates (however expressed) were references to the combined area."

    (4)   In subsection (11), for "more than ten years after the commencement of this section" substitute "later than 4 October 2024".

    (5)   Subsection (7) of section 185 may be satisfied in relation to any order to be made under that section after the commencement of this section by publications and consultation taking place wholly or partly before that commencement.'.



 
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