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Energy Regulatory Authority Bill 2010
August 27, 2010

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ENERGY REGULATORY AUTHORITY BILL, 2010

MEMORANDUM

The purpose of this Bill is to establish an Energy Regulatory Authority and provide for its functions and management. The Bill also seeks to amend the Electricity Act [Chapter 13:19] and the Petroleum Act [Chapter 13:22].

The main provisions of the Bill are explained below:

Clause 1 sets out the short title and the date of commencement.

Clause 2 provides the definition of terms used in the Bill.


ENERGY REGULATORY AUTHORITY BILL, 2010

BILL

To provide for the establishment of the Energy Regulatory Authority; to provide for its functions and management; to amend the Electricity Act [Chapter 13:19] (Act No. 4 of 2002) and the Petroleum Act [Chapter 13:22] (Act No. 11 of 2006); to provide for the establishment of an energy regulatory authority and board thereof; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

ENACTED by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.

PART I

PRELIMINARY
1 Short title and date of commencement

(1) This Act may be cited as the Energy Regulatory Authority Act, 2010.
(2) This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by statutory instrument.

2 Interpretation

In this Act-

“Authority” means the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority established by section 3; “Board” means the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority Board established by section 5; “Chief Executive Officer” means the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority appointed in terms of section 26; “COMESA” means the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa established by the Treaty for the establishment of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa states, concluded at Kampala on the 8th November 1993, and in force from the 8th December, 1994, and includes any successor to COMESA; “consumer” means a consumer of energy services whether provided by a licensee or otherwise; “energy industry” means the persons in Zimbabwe who, in the private or public sphere, are concerned with the generation, procurement, distribution, transportation, transmission and production of energy to consumers thereof; “energy law” means -

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