Energy Act, 2006 (Cap. 314). | Land Portal

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This Act concerns the control and licensing of electricity distribution, natural gas and petroleum businesses and renewable energy. It establishes the Energy Regulatory Commission, the Rural Electrification Authority, the Rural Electrification Programme Fund and the Energy Tribunal.The Commission shall be a body corporate and shall regulate and control: (a) the importation, exportation, generation, transmission, distribution, supply and use of electrical energy; (b) the importation, exportation, transportation, refining, storage and sale of petroleum and petroleum products; and (c) the production, distribution, supply and use of renewable and other forms of energy. It shall also, among other things, prepare an indicative national energy plan. Under this Act, where a licensee requires the compulsory acquisition of land for any of the purposes of a licence, s(he) may apply to the Minister to acquire the land on his or her behalf. The Authority shall, among other things: (a) manage the Rural Electrification Programme Fund; (b) develop and update the rural electrification master plan; and (c) promote use of renewable energy sources.

Implemented by: Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations, 2012 (L.N. No. 43 of 2012). (2012-04-04)
Implemented by: Energy (Energy Management) Regulations, 2012 (L.N. No. 102 of 2012). (2012-09-04)
Implemented by: Electric Power (Complaints and Disputes Resolution) Rules, 2006 (L.N. No. 106 of 2012). (2006-07-24)
Implemented by: Energy (Solar Photovoltaic Systems) Regulations, 2012 (L.N. No. 103 of 2012). (2012-09-04)
Amended by: Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2012 (No. 12 of 2012). (2012-07-06)
Repeals: Petroleum Act. (2005)

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