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Electricity Supply Act 1990

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2010
The Electricity Supply Act 1990 is an act to provide for the regulation of the electricity supply industry, the supply of electricity at reasonable prices, the licensing of any electrical installation, the control of any electrical installation, plant and equipment with respect to matters relating to the safety of persons and the efficient use of electricity and for purposes connected therewith.
 Relevant regulations enacted under this Act are:
  • Electricity (Amendment) Regulations 2013: These regulations introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for appliances such as air-conditioners and refrigerators, as well as for lighting. The regulations outline a 'star rating' from 1-5 as well as minimum levels that specific electrical appliances must achieve (for example, domestic fans must achieve a MEPS of two stars).
  • Efficient Management of Electrical Energy Regulation 2008: Under the regulation, all installations that consume 3 million kWh or more of electricity over six months must have an electrical energy manager. The energy manager is responsible for analysing the total consumption of electrical energy, advising on the development and implementation of measures to ensure efficient management of electrical energy and monitoring the effectiveness of the measures taken.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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