Electricity Regulatory Authority

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Electricity Regulatory Authority
Agency overview
Formed 2000
Jurisdiction Uganda
Headquarters ERA House, 15 Shimon Road, Kampala, Uganda
Agency executives
Parent agency Uganda Ministry of Energy, Oil and Minerals
Website Homepage

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a government agency, mandated to regulate, license and supervise the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, export and importation of electrical energy in Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.[1]


The offices of the ERA are located in ERA House, at 15 Shimoni Road, Nakasero, Kampala Central Division, in the country's capital city. The coordinates of ERA House are:0°19'20.0"N, 32°35'13.0"E (Latitude:0.322222; Longitude:32.586944).[2]


ERA was established in 2000, in accordance with the Electricity Act of 1999, as an agency of the Uganda Ministry of Energy, Oil and Mineral Development. With its offices on Nakasero Hill, in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, the parastatal is governed by a five-member Board, also known as the Authority. The day-to-day affairs of the agency are supervised by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Organizations and committees within the purview of the ERA include the Rural Electrification Board, and the Electricity Consumer Committees.[3]

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  1. ^ Musisi, Frederic (23 January 2014). "ERA Withdraws Licenses of Five Contractors Over Performance". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of Electricity Regulatory Authority Headquarters At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Kasita, Ibrahim (10 August 2011). "ERA To Tighten Umeme Targets". New Vision. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°19′20″N 32°35′13″E / 0.32222°N 32.58694°E / 0.32222; 32.58694