ERA - Electricity Regulatory Authority

Departmental Profile

Office of the Chief Executive Officer

The office of the Chief Executive Officer is responsible and accountable for the performance of ERA as a whole.  The Chief Executive Officer is the Chief Representative and Spokesperson of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on all technical and operational matters. The office ensures that ERA functions efficiently and effectively in realizing its mission and strategic objectives.

The Office of the CEO also develops resource mobilization strategies and programs and works in liaison with development partners and Government for purposes of maintaining good relations and working arrangements in the interest of the Authority.

Corporate Planning & Consumer Affairs

The Corporate Panning and Consumer Affairs department is responsible for administrative, strategic planning and operational support and advice to the Authority by overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of the Authority’s Strategic and Business Plans.

The department is also responsible for coordinating with external stakeholders on electricity sector matters including fostering and promotion of regional cooperation in electricity regulatory matters.Corporate Panning and Consumer Affairs is also charged with effective management of consumer issues in the electricity sector.

Economic Regulation

The Department of Economic Regulation is charged with developing and controlling the implementation of policy, procedures and standards for pricing and tariffs. It is also responsible for determining appropriate tariff structures and pricing levels for electricity suppliers and evaluates the efficiency of their financial operations. In addition to that, Economic Regulation oversees sector planning activities in the short, medium and long term.

The Economic Regulation Department is also answerable for thedevelopment of benchmarks for generation as well as policy formulation initiativesand for collectingand analysing economic data relevant to the regulatory framework.

As part of its mandate, the Economic Regulation Department also manages the ERA Regulatory Data Base, provides general economic information for sector regulation and spearheads/conducts research on topical issues in the economy in general and the electricity sector in particular.

Technical Regulation

The Department of Technical Regulation is responsible for developing technical aspects of electricity regulation with particular emphasis on safety, security and quality of supply, and development and implementation of technical guidelines and codes.

The Department contributes to wider aspects of regulatory policy development including the relationship between economic regulation and technical aspects of system development and operation.

More to that, the Department also monitors investments in new projects, implementation progress and advises ERA on demand and supply issues.

Legal and Authority Affairs Department

The Legal Department oversees the management and coordination of the legal services for ERA, supports the legal regulatory process, monitors licensee operations and works in liaison with the Consumer Affairs staff to enforce legal compliance of all licensees. The Department also co-ordinates Board programs including providing secretarial services during meetings.

Financial and Administrative Services

The Financial and Administrative Services Department manages ERA’sFinancial and HumanResources to achieve optimal organisational performanceand also provides financial compliance supervision to licensed companies.

It also Initiates, develops and implements policies, strategies and procedures for the ERA’s internal financial management and provides general financial information for the sector tariff regulation.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015 14:02