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Fees Charged for Applications under the Electricity Act 1989 - Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

Fees Charged for Applications under the Electricity Act 1989 - Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

Friday, January 4, 2019

ISBN: 9781787815025

A Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment on the revision of fees charged under the Electricity (Applications for Consent) Regulations 1990 for applications under the Electricity Act 1989

Executive Summary

Amendments will be made to the Electricity (Applications for Consent) Regulations 1990. Following the decision to defer introducing phasing of payments until further evidence has been gathered by a future consultation / BRIA, there is no longer a requirement to amend the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.

Implementation and delivery of the Electricity (Applications for Consent) Regulations 1990 will consist of:

Completion of the legal drafting

Legislation to be laid in Scottish Parliament (28 days)

Implementation (May 2019)

The impact assessment concludes the option to be implemented allows the Scottish Government to meet its

aspiration to move towards full cost recovery for all public services. It achieves a balance between the objectives of the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy and the aims of public financial management given by the Scottish Public Finance Manual, in such a way that the economic growth of the sector is not hindered.