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

Chapter I : Interpretation

2. Objects of Act


The objects of this Act are to—

(a) achieve the efficient, effective, sustainable and orderly development and operation of electricity supply infrastructure in South Africa;
(b) ensure that the interests and needs of present and future electricity customers and end users are safeguarded and met, having regard to the governance, efficiency, effectiveness and long-term sustainability of the electricity supply industry within the broader context of economic energy regulation in the Republic;
(c) facilitate investment in the electricity supply industry;
(d) facilitate universal access to electricity;
(e) promote the use of diverse energy sources and energy efficiency;
(f) promote competitiveness and customer and end user choice; and
(g) facilitate a fair balance between the interests of customers and end users, licensees, investors in the electricity supply industry and the public.