BILL NO. 232
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
69 Elizabeth II, 2020
The Honourable Derek Mombourquette
Minister of Energy and Mines
First Reading: February 26, 2020
Second Reading: February 27, 2020
Third Reading: March 5, 2020 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 allows the Governor in Council to appoint a Procurement Administrator to conduct the procurement of renewable low-impact electricity in specified circumstances. It also prohibits the appointment of a Procurement Administrator who is an employee of the Government.
Clause 2 allows for the development of a program that will procure renewable low-impact electricity, provided by a supplier, for participants to replace the participants' non-renewable electricity supply.
Clause 3 allows the Minister to delegate to an employee of the Department of Energy and Mines any power or duty conferred or imposed on the Minister under the Act.
Clause 4 corrects an error from a previous amendment.
Clause 5 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.
1 (1) Subsection 4B(1) of Chapter 25, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2010 and amended by Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2015, is further amended by
- (e) the Governor in Council directs a procurement of renewable low-impact electricity in relation to a program established pursuant to Section 4BA,
(2) Section 4B of Chapter 25, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2010 and amended by Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2015, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsection:
- (1A) A Procurement Administrator appointed under subsection (1) may not be a civil servant employed by the Government at the time of the appointment.
2 Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2004 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 4B the following Section:
- 4BA (1) In this Section,
(2) The Minister shall develop and maintain a program that will procure renewable low-impact electricity, provided by a supplier, for participants to replace the participants' non-renewable electricity supply at a rate structure set out in the regulations.
(3) A participant may apply to the Minister to take part in the program referred to in subsection (2) by submitting an expression-of-interest application in the form and in accordance with the procedure set out in the regulations.
3 Chapter 25 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 4E the following Section:
- 4F (1) The Minister may, in writing, delegate to an employee of the Department of Energy and Mines, who, in the Minister's opinion, has the requisite qualifications and experience, any power or duty conferred or imposed on the Minister under this Act.
(2) Where the Minister delegates a power or duty under subsection (1), the Minister may prescribe how the power or duty is to be exercised or performed and impose any requirements in relation to or restrictions on the exercise or performance of the power or duty that the Minister considers appropriate.
4 Subsection 5(1) of Chapter 25, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2010, Chapter 15 of the Acts of 2011, Chapter 34 of the Acts of 2013 and Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2015, is further amended by striking out the period at the end of clause (cc) and substituting a semicolon.
5 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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