Electricity Regulatory Authority

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Press Statement for Quarter 4 2014

Electricity Regulatory Authority is pleased to share with you the developments that have taken place in the electricity industry since the beginning of 2014 up until September 2014, and to give you an insight of the future outlook.

Fakes, high energy costs push manufacturers out of Kenya

In the past week, two large Kenyan manufacturers have announced plans to shut down their plants and shift operations to Egypt. In both cases, counterfeits and cheap imports have been blamed for the closures. Two weeks ago, Cadbury Kenya announced that it will close down its manufacturing plant in Nairobi by the end of October.

Navisha Bechan-Sewkuran, Cadbury’s corporate and government affairs lead for Southern, Central and Eastern Africa, said the move is part of a global transformation strategy to reinvent its supply chain after suffering unfair competition from imports. Click for full article

Schedule of Electricity Retail Tariffs for Fourth Quarter 2014

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 10 of the Electricity Act, 1999, (Chapter 145 Laws of Uganda), the Electricity Regulatory Authority (“the Authority”) has approved the applicable Tariff Adjustment Factors in accordance with the Quarterly Tariff Adjustment Methodology to be applied by Umeme Limited for the supply of electrical energy for the Fourth Quarter of 2014.


Notice of Intended Application for a License for the Establishment of a 3 Mw Hydropower Plant on River Atari in Kapchorwa District

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 Senok Trade Combine (PVT) Limited for the generation and sale of electricity from a hydropower plant proposed to be established on River Atari. The proposed project is within the vicinity of the following coordinates;


ERA Unveils Measures to Address the Challenge of Increasing Energy Demand

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on Thursday, October 2, 2014 announced measures to address the challenges of increasing demand for energy in Uganda’s urban areas. 

The measures revealed by Eng. Ziria Tibalwa Waako, the Director Technical Regulation at ERA, at the Future of Cities Forum 2014 hosted by Kampala Capital City Authority focus on the generation and distribution segments.  They include increased investment by the Government of Uganda in large hydro power plants such as Karuma (600 MW) and Isimba (183 MW); implementation of effective and dynamic least cost generation planning; promotion of renewable energy generation; improved electricity distribution and supply; and promotion of energy efficiency and Demand Side Management (DSM).