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

Chapter II : Oversight of Electricity Industry

4. Powers and duties of Regulator


The Regulator

(a) must—
(i) consider applications for licenses and may issue licences for—
(aa) the operation of generation, transmission or distribution facilities;

[Section 4(a)(i)(aa) substituted by section 2 of Act No. 28 of 2007]

(bb) the import and export of electricity;
(cc) trading;
(ii) regulate prices and tariffs;
(iii) register persons who are required to register with the Regulator where they are not required to hold a licence;
(iv) issue rules designed to implement the national government's electricity policy framework, the integrated resource plan and this Act;
(v) establish and manage monitoring and information systems and a national information system, and co-ordinate the integration thereof with other relevant information systems;
(vii) enforce performance and compliance, and take appropriate steps in the case of non-performance;
(b) may—
(i) mediate disputes between generators, transmitters, distributors, customers or end users;
(ii) undertake investigations and inquiries into the activities of licensees;
(iii) perform any other act incidental to its functions.

[Section 4(b)(iv) renumbered as subparagraph (b)(iii) by section 16(a) of Act No. 28 of 2007]