No. S 576
Electricity Act
Electricity (Contestable Consumers)
(Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2019
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 41(1) and 103(1) of the Electricity Act, the Energy Market Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Trade and Industry, makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations are the Electricity (Contestable Consumers) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2019 and come into operation on 1 September 2019.
New regulation 8A
2.  The Electricity (Contestable Consumers) Regulations 2018 (G.N. No. S 159/2018) are amended by inserting, immediately after regulation 8, the following regulation:
Unique identity information of individuals
8A.—(1)  An MSSL must collect and use an individual’s unique identity information —
(a)to open for the individual a consumer account (including a contestable consumer account) for the supply of electricity, or to close such an account;
(b)to connect the individual’s premises to the transmission system; or
(c)to verify, in relation to a report by the individual to the MSSL about any tampering or suspected tampering of any meter, the individual’s identity.
(2)  An individual’s unique identity information for the purposes of paragraph (1) is any of the following:
(a)the individual’s NRIC number;
(b)the individual’s foreign identification number or FIN;
(c)the individual’s work permit number.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 706/2018; S 355/2019]
Made on 29 August 2019.
Energy Market Authority of Singapore.
[ERMS-180730257-761846; AG/LEGIS/SL/89A/2015/2 Vol. 2]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 103(4) of the Electricity Act).