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Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006)

Chapter IV : Reticulation

27. Duties of municipalities


Each municipality must exercise its executive authority and perform its duty by —

(a) complying with all the technical and operational requirements for electricity networks determined by the Regulator;
(b) integrating its reticulation services with its integrated development plans;
(c) preparing, implementing and requiring relevant plans and budgets;
(d) progressively ensuring access to at least basic reticulation services through appropriate investments in its electricity infrastructure;
(e) providing basic reticulation services free of charge or at a minimum cost to certain classes of end users within its available resources;
(f) ensuring sustainable reticulation services through effective and efficient management and adherence to the national norms and standards contemplated in section 35;
(g) regularly reporting and providing information to the Department of Provincial and Local Government, the National Treasury, the Regulator and customers;
(h) executing its reticulation function in accordance with relevant national energy policies; and
(i) keeping separate financial statements, including a balance sheet of the reticulation business.


[Section 27 inserted by section 10 of Act No. 28 of 2007]