Electricity Act 1989 applications - proposed fee changes consultation: Scottish Government response

Our response to the consultation on proposals to increase the fees paid for applications under the Electricity Act 1989. Details of the proposed changes which Ministers intend to implement are provided and follows consideration of the points raised by respondents to our consultation.

4. Implementation

The revised fees will be implemented by amendment of the Electricity (Applications for Consent and Variation of Consent) (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2019. This would be subject to a negative procedure in the Scottish Parliament. Ministers aim to implement the revised fees from mid December 2022.


It is our intention that the implementation of fees will be monitored by the Scottish Government and the fees will be reviewed again after 3 years. The fees to be implemented will be monitored to help ensure full cost recovery is achieved. This will allow detailed data to be gathered to inform future analysis of the fees, before any further consideration is given to adjusting the cost recovery mechanism to meet future requirements.



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