Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

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The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a Statutory Body established in 2000 in accordance with the Electricity Act 1999 (Chapter 145, Laws of Uganda) to regulate the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, export and import of electrical energy in Uganda. ERA is responsible for: • Licensing competent operators and owners of Electricity Companies in Uganda’s Electricity Supply Industry. • Reviewing and setting the Electricity tariffs, prices, charges and other terms of supply of electricity after analysis and crucial stakeholder consultation. • Supervising all power companies and ensuring they comply with terms of licenses issued to them by ERA. • Developing / establishing and enforcing sector performance standards. • Advising the Energy Minister on the need for electricity sector projects. • Approving equitable prices leading to fair return on investments for licensees and sustainability of electricity supply, while ensuring reasonable prices for users.

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