Aug 22, 2017 Last Updated 11:37 AM, Aug 21, 2017

LICENSING AND PERMITS IN THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR

The Energy Commission is required under section (11)(a) of the Energy Commission Act, 1997 (Act 541) to license operators in the electricity and natural gas industries. Specifically, licenses maybe acquired for the transmission, wholesale supply, and the distribution or sale of electricity and natural gas.

The procedure for acquiring such licenses are outlined in the Licensing Manuals for service providers in the electricity and natural gas supply industries.

The License and Permit Application Manual for Service Providers in the Natural Gas Supply Industry is being developed to formally establish the framework for licensing natural gas processing, wholesale supply,transmission,distribution and sale, as well as licensing liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities, and granting of permits to bulk customers as stipulated by the Energy Commission Act.The draft Natural Gas License Application Manual is available for viewing here.

The Electricity License Application Manual may be procured from the Energy Commission Offices or downloaded here.

In pursuance of the Energy Commission Act, 1997 (Act 541), the provisions under Regulation 2 of the Electricity Regulations, 2008 (L.I. 1937) and on the basis of Energy Commission Public Notice on Bulk Customer Classification dated August 9, 2011 and published in the national dailies of August 26, 2011, Bulk Customer permits are issued to enterprises allowing them to commence operations as Bulk Customers of Wholesale Electricity Supply Utility and to operate in the deregulated Wholesale Electricity Market having satisfied the stipulated basic consumption requirement of

(a)    Maximum Demand of at least 1 MVA for a consecutive period of 3 months OR

(b)    Minimum annual energy consumption of 2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh).

The procedures for Bulk Customer Permit application can be downloaded here.

Click here to download the

(i)  SCHEDULE OF ELECTRICITY  LICENCE FEES

(ii) SCHEDULE OF NATURAL GAS LICENCE FEES

(iii) SCHEDULE OF BULK CUSTOMER PERMIT FEES

 

Click here to download the

(i) NATURAL GAS ACCESS CODE

(ii) NATURAL GAS LICENCE APPLICATION MANUAL