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

Chapter III : Electricity Licences and Registration

7. Activities requiring licensing


(1) No person may, without a licence issued by the Regulator in accordance with this Act
(a) operate any generation, transmission or distribution facility;
(b) import or export any electricity; or
(c) be involved in trading.


(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person involved in an activity specified in Schedule II need not apply for or hold a licence issued by the Regulator.


(a) Nothing in this Act precludes a potential licensee from discussing the contemplated operation of generation, transmission and distribution facilities, the import or export of electricity, trading, or any other activity relating thereto, prior to filing a licence application with the Regulator.
(b) The Regulator must furnish an applicant contemplated in paragraph (a) with all information necessary to facilitate the filing of an application for a licence.


(4) No request for further information, notification or discussions referred to in subsection (3) may in any way be construed as conferring any right or expectation on an applicant.


[Section 7, previously section 8, renumbered by section 16(b) of Act No. 28 of 2007]