Section II of the Electricity Supply Act 1990, empowers the licensee to enter into any land, other than State land for the purpose of installing any electrical supply system including to lay, place or carry on, under or over any land other than State land, such posts or some other equipment relevant for such purpose.
It does not involve compulsory acquisition of the land when the licensee exercises his power under this section of the Act, but an electricity wayleave must be created.
The licensee has to pay compensation to the land owner or person/persons who have interest in the land for the right to use the wayleave.
The Land Administrator is responsible for the determination of the amount of compensation to be paid to the land owner or interested person/persons.
The role of the JPPH is to advise the Land Administrator on the compensation for the disturbance and any other damages.