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

Chapter III : Electricity Licences and Registration

9. Registration


(1) The Minister may, in consultation with the Regulator, determine that a person who operates a generation facility contemplated in items 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 or a person who performs the activities of a reseller as contemplated in item 3.6 of the Schedule (2), must register with the Regulator.

[Section 9(1) substituted by (b) of Notice No. 402, GG43151, dated 26 March 2020]


(2) Any person who has to register with the Regulator must do so in the form and in accordance with the prescribed procedure, and an application for registration must be accompanied by the prescribed registration fee: Provided that any person holding a valid licence at the date of a determination contemplated in section 8 must be issued with a registration certificate without complying with the prescribed procedure.

[Section 9(2) substituted by section 4 of Act No. 28 of 2007]


(a) On receipt of an application in terms of subsection (2) the Regulator must forthwith register the applicant for the activities set out in a certificate of registration to be provided to such a person.
(b) The Regulator may refuse to register such a person or activity—
(i) if the application is not made within the prescribed period or is not accompanied by the prescribed registration fee; or
(ii) if the application is contrary to the objectives of this Act.


(4) The Regulator may make registration subject to—
(a) adherence to the provisions of this Act;
(b) conditions relating to the supply of information to the Regulator, the dissemination of information to customers or end users, and the establishment and funding of customer and end user awareness programmes.


[Section 9, previously section 10,  renumbered by section 16(b) of Act No. 28 of 2007]