Electricity Regulation Act 1999

Compulsory acquisition of land by Commission, etc.


47.—(1) Subject to subsection (2) the power to make a special order conferred on the Board by section 45(1) of the Principal Act shall be exerciseable by the Commission and not by the Board on the application of the Board or a holder of an authorisation or a person who has applied for an authorisation and any references in that Act to the making of special orders shall be construed as references to the making of such orders by the Commission.

(2) A special order made by the Commission shall operate to confer on an applicant for an authorisation under section 16 the functions which such an order would confer on the Board.

(3) Where an application is made to the Commission for a special order under this section, section 45(2) to (6) of the Principal Act shall apply to the Commission as it does to the Board.