Electricity Regulatory Authority

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Electricity Regulatory Authority
ERA
Agency overview
Formed 2000
Jurisdiction Uganda
Headquarters ERA House, 15 Shimon Road, Kampala, Uganda
Agency executives
  • Chairman, Richard Santo Apire
  • Chief executive officer, Benon Mutambi
Parent agency Uganda Ministry of Energy, Oil and Minerals
Website Homepage

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

Location[edit]

The offices of the ERA are located in the 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][3]

Overview[edit]

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. This 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. Organizations and committees within the purview of the ERA include the Rural Electrification Board and the Electricity Consumer Committees.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musisi, Frederic (23 January 2014). "ERA Withdraws Licenses of Five Contractors Over Performance". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Google (28 January 2016). "Location of Electricity Regulatory Authority Headquarters" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Sanya, Samuel (22 October 2014). "ERA licenses 9 renewable energy projects". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  4. ^ 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