Electricity Regulation Act 1999

9BA

F149[Functions of Commission relating to Single Electricity Market.

9BA. (1) In addition to the functions conferred on it by section 9, the Commission shall have as a function, following consultation with the Authority, the taking of all necessary steps (including the making of regulations under subsection (2) to have effect in the State in connection therewith) to establish and facilitate the operation of the Single Electricity Market, including a Trading and Settlement Code in relation to that market.

(2) (a) The Commission may make regulations for the purposes of subsections (1) and (3).

(b) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (a) regulations under subsection (1) may

(i) subject to paragraph (iii), require every person holding a licence under section 14(1)(a) to (d) and (h) to make available for trading under the Single Electricity Market such electricity as is generated by that person or available to that person for supply,

(ii) prescribe an amount of electricity to be a threshold quantity (expressed in megawatts) for the purposes of paragraph (iii) and may prescribe different amounts in relation to different classes of licence holder,

(iii) provide that a person holding a licence under section 14 who does not generate an amount of electricity greater than the relevant threshold quantity may, but is not required to, make available for trading under the Single Electricity Market such electricity as is generated by that person.

(3) In performing the function referred to in subsection (1) the Commission shall monitor, supervise and keep under review the operation and effectiveness of the Single Electricity Market including the functions of the Single Electricity Market operator, and may make regulations under subsection (2) in relation to the Single Electricity Market.]

Annotations

Amendments:

F149

Inserted (18.06.2007) by Electricity Regulation (Amendment) (Single Electricity Market) Act 2007 (5/2007), s. 7, S.I. No. 287 of 2007.

C10

Term “Single Electricity Market” construed (30.07.2016) by Energy Act 2016 (12/2016), s. 7(2), commenced on enactment.

Single Electricity Market: provision in respect of revised arrangements in the State and Northern Ireland

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(2) During the interim period section 9BA of the Act of 1999 shall have effect as if references to the Single Electricity Market included references to the revised arrangements in the State and Northern Ireland.

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Editorial Notes:

E40

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (29.03.2017) by Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Single Electricity Market) (No. 2) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 117 of 2017).

E41

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (3.07.2007) by Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Single Electricity Market) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 406 of 2007).

E42

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (11.01.2017 in part) by Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Single Electricity Market) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 3 of 2017), in effect as per reg. 1(3); revoked (29.03.2017) by Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Single Electricity Market) (No. 2) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 117 of 2017), reg. 6(1), subject to transitional provision in para. (2).