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ERA Tips Ghanaian Electricity Sector on Reforms

The Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Dr. Benon M. Mutambi, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 advised the electricity sector in Ghana to embrace reforms in order to boost its performance and efficiency.  Dr. Mutambi was speaking at a meeting hosted by ERA for a delegation from Ghana that visited the Authority to learn about ERA’s role in and experience with the reforms agenda in the electricity sector.

Citing the acceleration of reforms in Uganda’s electricity sector following the enactment of the Electricity Act, 1999, Dr. Mutambi noted that for reforms to be effective, they must be supported by robust regulations and legal frameworks, which strengthen the capacity of the regulator to exercise their mandate independently. He also emphasized the importance of strong transparency mechanisms within the law to advance accountability to stakeholders; and noted that a tribunal is critical for the resolution of stakeholder concerns that may be out of the regulator’s realm.

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Tariff Review Applications for 2015

In accordance with the provisions in the respective licenses, the Electricity Regulatory Authority has received applications from Umeme Limited, Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL), and Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) for the 2015 tariff review.

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ERA Consults Stakeholders on Optimization of Due Diligence

After a rigorous internal process, Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on November 7th, 2014 held a workshop on streamlined processes for the application for permits to conduct feasibility studies and generation licences with developers and sector stakeholders.  The workshop provided a forum for the developers and other stakeholders to present their comments, views and concerns before ERA finalizes and adopts new due diligence tools.

ERA through support from Development Partners led by KFW under the Global Energy Transfer for Feed-in-Tariff (GETFiT) program, received financial assistance towards the optimization of its due diligence process for the permit, license, and operational stages for power generation projects.  The new procedures will enable ERA to standardize the project due diligence and consequently expedite the appraisal processes.

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Notice of Intended Application for a License for the Establishment of a 5 Mw Hydro Power Plant on River Ndugutu in Bundibugyo District

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has under Section 29 of the Electricity Act 1999, Cap 145, received a Notice of Intended Application for a License from Ndugutu Power Company Limited for the generation and sale of electricity from a hydropower plant proposed to be established on River Ndugutu. The proposed project is within the vicinity of the following coordinates;

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Notice of Intended Application for a License for the Establishment of a 9 Mw Hydro Power Plant on River Nkusi at the Border of Kibale and Hoima Districts

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has under Section 29 of the Electricity Act 1999, Cap 145, received a Notice of Intended Application for a License from PA Technical Services Limited for the generation and sale of electricity from a hydropower plant proposed to be established on River Nkusi. The proposed project is within the vicinity of the following coordinates;

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