Parliament passes the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:11

The amended Act is intended to remove inconsistencies in the law by introducing flexibility in its implementation and to streamline operations of the electricity sector. Particularly, the Bill proposes to remove the monopoly of the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company and Uganda Electricity Distribution Company as the single buyers and suppliers of generated electricity. The Bill further intends to grant power to the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to classify licences and as well as increase funding ERA from 0.3% to 0.7% from the revenues generated from the sale of electricity. In addition, the Bill introduces deterrent penalties for theft of electricity and vandalism of electrical equipment, e.g., electrical meters, works, and public lamps.