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

Chapter VI : Investigations

32. Investigations


(1) The Regulator must, in applicable circumstances, at its own instance or on receipt of a complaint or inquiry relating to the generation, transmission, distribution or trading, investigate complaints—
(a) of discrimination regarding tariffs or conditions of access;
(b) if a licensee is involved, of failure to abide by its licensing conditions; or


(2) On receipt of a report under subsection (1), the Regulator may institute a formal investigation.


(3) Upon instituting a formal investigation under subsection (2)—
(a) the Regulator may appoint a person to chair the investigation and as many persons as may be necessary to assist with the investigation;
(b) the person appointed under paragraph (a) and the persons assisting him or her may summon witnesses and conduct the investigation in the prescribed manner.


(4) On completion of the investigation under subsection (3) the person chairing it must submit his or her written report thereon to the Regulator.


(5) On receipt of the report, the Regulator may—
(a) refer the report to the Director of Public Prosecutions of the area concerned;
(b) if a licensee is involved, act on the matter in accordance with section 18(2).

[Subsection (5)(b) substituted by section 11 of Act No. 28 of 2007]


[Section 32, previously section 44,  renumbered by section 16(c) of Act No. 28 of 2007]