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NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Electricity Regulation Act, No. 4 of 2006

Long title


To establish a national regulatory framework for the electricity supply industry; to make the National Energy Regulator the custodian and enforcer of the national electricity regulatory framework; to provide for licences and registration as the manner in which generation, transmission, distribution, reticulation [ , ] trading and the import and export of electricity are regulated; to regulate the reticulation of electricity by municipalities; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[...Long title amended by Act 2007_028_013_20080121]

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER I. INTERPRETATION
1.  Definitions
2.  Objects of Act

CHAPTER II. OVERSIGHT OF ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY
3.  Regulator
4.  Powers and duties of Regulator
5.  Advisory forums
6.  Customer and end user forums

CHAPTER III. ELECTRICITY LICENCES AND REGISTRATION
.. [sic - no section number]Application of Chapter
7.  Activities requiring licensing  [...label number and text inserted by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121] 
8.  Certain activities not licensed [...label amended by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "9"]
9.  Registration [...label amended by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "10"]
10.  Application for licence [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "11"]
11.  Advertising of licence application [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "12"]
12.  Information to be supplied [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "13"]
13.  Finalisation of application [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "14"]
14.  Conditions of licence [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "15"]
15.  Tariff principles [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "16"]
16.  Amendment of licence [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "17"]
17.  Revocation of licence on application [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "18"]
18.  Contraventions of licence [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "19"]
19. Order by court [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "20"]
20.  Renewal of licence [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "21"]
21.  Powers and duties of licensee [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "22"]
22.  Powers of entry and inspection [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "23"]
23.  Electricity infrastructure not fixtures [...relabeled by Act 2006_004_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "24"]
24.  Rights over streets [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "25"]
25.  Liability of licensee for damage or injury [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "26"]
26.  Expropriation [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b)_20080121 - was labeled "27"]

CHAPTER IV. RETICULATION [..Title amended by Act 2007_028_010_20080121 - was labeled "CHAPTER IV"]
27.  Duties of municipalities [.. relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(b) to "26"] [...inserted by Act 2007_028_010_20080121]
28.  Selection and appointment of external service providers [...inserted by Act 2007_028_010_20080121]
29. Key performance indicators [...inserted by Act 2007_028_010_20080121]

CHAPTER V. RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES AND REMEDIES
30. Resolution of disputes by Regulator [...relabeled by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was labeled "42"]
31. Remedies against decisions of Regulator [...relabeled by 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was labeled "43"]

CHAPTER VI. INVESTIGATIONS
32. Investigations [...relabeled by 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was labeled "44"]

CHAPTER VII. GENERAL PROVISIONS
33. Entry, inspection and information gathering by Regulator [...relabeled by 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was labeled "45"]
34. New generation capacity [...relabeled by 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was labeled "46"]
35. Regulations, rules, guidelines, directives and codes of conduct and practice [...relabeled by 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was labeled "47"]
36. Repeal of laws and savings [...relabeled by 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was labeled "48"]
37. Short title and commencement [...relabeled by 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was labeled "49"]
38.... [... not contained in Act 2006_004_000_20060704]
39.... [... not contained in Act 2006_004_000_20060704]
40.... [... not contained in Act 2006_004_000_20060704]
41. ... [... not contained in Act 2006_004_000_20060704]
42. ...  [... relabeled "30" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was entitled "42. Resolution of disputes by Regulator "]
43. ...  [... relabeled "31" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was entitled "43. Remedies against decisions of Regulator"]
CHAPTER VI. INVESTIGATIONS
44. ... [... relabeled "32" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was entitled "44. Investigations"]
CHAPTER VII. GENERAL PROVISIONS
45. ...  [... relabeled "33" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was entitled "45. Entry, inspection and information gathering by Regulator"]
46. ...  [... relabeled "34" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was entitled "46. New generation capacity"]
47. ...  [... relabeled "35" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was entitled "47. Regulations, rules, guidelines, directives and codes of conduct and practice"]
48. ... [... relabeled "36" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was entitled "48. Repeal of laws and savings"]
49. ... [... relabeled "37" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121 - was entitled "49. Short title and commencement"]
Sch.1. SCHEDULE 1. REPEAL, AMENDMENT AND SUBSTITUTION OF LAWS [s48 - NOTE s48 was relabeled "36" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121]
Sch.2. SCHEDULE 2. EXEMPTION FROM OBLIGATION TO APPLY FOR AND HOLD A LICENCE [s46 - NOTE s46 was relabeled "34" by Act 2007_028_016(c)_20080121]
 
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