Electricity in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Tate & Lyle Sugars Ltd v Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change and Another
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 03 Junio 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 Noviembre 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 Noviembre 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.

    In my opinion, on vesting date the Appellants would have been able to issue a Writ containing a Statement of Claim claiming payment of the money, which statement would not have been struck out as disclosing no cause of action.

  • British Oxygen Company v South West Scotland Electricity Board (No 2)
    • House of Lords
    • 16 Abril 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 Febrero 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
    • Nbr. 85-1/2, January 1985
    • Industrial Management & Data Systems
    • 6-9
    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...
  • Electricity in Iran
    • Nbr. 27-2, June 1961
    • International Review of Administrative Sciences
  • Modelling Electricity Prices: International Evidence*
    • Nbr. 73-5, October 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.
    • Nbr. 2000, December 2000
    • Financial Management (UK)
    • Eastern Electricity PLC offering deal to small accountancy firms - Brief Article
    ...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......
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  • Chapter HCOTEG12870
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    .... . . Electricity generators using rebated heavy oil, in particular gas oil and fuel oil as part of the generating process, used to pay hydrocarbon oil duty. As ......
  • Chapter BIM40510
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    .... . . The term ‘microgeneration’ is used to refer to electricity generation equipment of the smallest capacity which covers generation of electricity up to 50 kW. At the lower end of the range are microgenerators ......
  • Chapter BIM40530
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ...... the individual receives the certificate in connection with the generation of electricity by a microgeneration system,. the system is installed at or near domestic premises occupied by the individual, and. the individual intends that ......
  • Chapter EIM23900
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    ...... . . . . Employer allows cars to be recharged from a vehicle charging point at work. No taxable benefit - electricity does not sit within the meaning of fuel so the Fuel Benefit Charge does not apply. And there is no further benefit charge as s239(4) ITEPA 2003 ......
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