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Varying consents granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for generating stations in England and Wales

This guidance is about varying consents which have been granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for the construction or extension, and operation, of electricity generating stations

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This guidance is about varying consents which have been granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for the construction or extension, and operation, of electricity generating stations (“section 36 consents”) granted by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (or his predecessors) or the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). It explains how to lodge an application for variation under the Electricity Generating Stations (Applications for Variation of Consent) Regulations 2013.

By applying to vary a section 36 consent it may be possible to obtain authorisation for a generating station to be constructed, extended and/or operated in a way that would not be consistent with the existing consent.

This guidance applies to England and Wales (and adjacent offshore areas) only. It does not apply to Scotland, where applications to vary section 36 consents must be made to Scottish Ministers.

This guidance is likely to be of interest to:

  • developers and operators of generating stations (or proposed generating stations) which are the subject of section 36 consents; and

  • local authorities, statutory consultees and other interested parties who are given an opportunity to comment on applications from developers or operators to vary section 36 consents.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 22 October 2013 + show all updates
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