Electricity in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Tate & Lyle Sugars Ltd v Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change and Another
    • Court of Appeal
    • 03 Jun 2011

    I am not persuaded that as a consequence of this review the appellant is being unfairly treated. They are in fact receiving the appropriate subsidy for someone incurring the costs involved in developing their particular technology. It is true that they were not obtaining the windfall resulting from the increase in electricity prices which they would have received had no error been made. It does not follow that it was unfair and an abuse of power to carry out a full review.

  • Solar Century Holdings Ltd & Others v Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 07 Nov 2014

    The RO scheme provides financial incentives for the creation of generation capacity from renewable sources. It does this in the form of Renewables Obligation Certificates ("ROC"). These are certificates issued to operators of accredited renewable generating stations in respect of the eligible renewable electricity that they generate.

    To be eligible within the RO scheme electricity must be generated by a station that has been accredited by Ofgem as capable of generating renewable electricity in respect of which ROCs may be issued. The RO scheme is hence a demand led scheme with all generation satisfying the relevant conditions being accredited. For solar PV it is a relevant condition that the generating station must exceed 50 kilowatts in size.

  • Central Electricity Board v Halifax Corporation
    • House of Lords
    • 01 Nov 1962

    If the Appellants had begun an action within six years of the vesting date, and had applied to the Minister for his decision when the Respondents traversed their allegation that the sum sued for had been held or used by the Respondents in their capacity of electricity undertakers, proceedings in the action could if necessary have been stayed to await the Minister's decision. But they did not do that and in my judgment this action is barred by section 2 (1) ( d) of the Limitation Act.

    The date when a cause of action accrues may be said to be the date on which the plaintiff would be able to issue a Statement of Claim capable of stating every existing fact which, if traversed, it would be necessary for the plaintiff to prove in order to support his right of judgment.

  • British Oxygen Company v South West Scotland Electricity Board (No 2)
    • House of Lords
    • 16 Abr 1959

    In my opinion the first governing principle is that a tariff which imposes a charge upon the Respondents involving their being unduly discriminated against is contrary to section 37 (8) of the Electricity Act, 1947. In principle the Appellants should not be permitted to retain payments for which they have no warrant to charge. The Respondents may therefore recover whatever sum they may be able to prove was in excess of such a charge as would have avoided undue discrimination against them.

  • Dr Nedzad Imamovic v Cinergy Global Trading Ltd
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 28 Feb 2006

    It was not however until April 2002, according to Mr Contomichalos, that there was any further agreement between CGTL and Energa, although there remained an understanding between them at all times after expiry of the second joint co-operation agreement that Energa would be entitled to 20% of the profits on any electricity deal of the kind envisaged by that agreement.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Electricity — The Future
    • Núm. 85-1/2, Enero 1985
    • Industrial Management & Data Systems
    The electrical industry must continue to play a positive role in industrial markets irrespective of whether general economic conditions are good or bad. The most economic coal prices will need to b...
  • Modelling Electricity Prices: International Evidence*
    • Núm. 73-5, Octubre 2011
    • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
    This article analyses the evolution of electricity prices in deregulated markets. We present a general class of models that simultaneously takes into account several factors: seasonality, mean reve...
  • Eastern Electricity.
    • Núm. 2000, Diciembre 2000
    • Financial Management (UK)
    ...Owners and managers of small accountancy firms in the UK are a cautious lot, according to research from Eastern Electricity. If they had an extra 1,000 [pounds sterling] to spend on their business, over a third of those with less than 20 employees wo......
  • Regulation and the Privatised Electricity Supply Industry
    • Núm. 53-4, Julio 1990
    • The Modern Law Review
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • UK Electricity Market Reform
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • Allen & Overy LLP
    • 14 de Octubre de 2014
    On 16 October 2014, the first CfD allocation round commences, with the first CfDs being signed as early as January 2015, subject to any mid-allocation round appeals. The attached “Contracts for Dif...
  • UK electricity market reform: the road ahead
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • White & Case LLP
    • 25 de Junio de 2013
    The UK’s electricity market is evolving, with far-reaching implications for generators and investors in the renewables sector. As the draft Energy Bill progresses through Parliament this year, furt...
  • The Electricity and Gas etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Norton Rose Fulbright
    • 24 de Septiembre de 2020
    On 22 September 2020, there was published on legislation.gov.uk The Electricity and Gas etc (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. Six statutory instruments were made under section 8 of the Europe...
  • Essential System Services In The National Electricity Market
    • Mondaq UK
    • 30 de Octubre de 2020
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