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The Capacity Market (CM) was implemented pursuant to powers in the Energy Act 2013 (EA 2013) to ensure there is sufficient commitment/investment by the private sector in providing reliable electricity capacity, so as to ensure ongoing sufficient electricity supplies in Great Britain.
The primary implementing legislation of the CM is the Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 (Capacity Regulations), SI 2014/2043 (as amended).
However, in addition to the Capacity Regulations, EA 2013, s 34:
provides government (by way of the Secretary of State) with the power to make and amend ‘Capacity Market Rules’ (CM Rules) to supplement provisions
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