Energy Sector Links

The Ministry of Energy (MoE) was established in 2016 following the Republican President’s directive to re-align the Ministry from the then Ministry of Energy and Water Development (MEWD). This was during the President’s address to Parliament in September, 2016.

In addition, the report presents the key focus areas for the period under review as well as the opportunities and prospects, going forward.

The Portal provides useful information to developers and investors aiming to engage in off-grid electricity services in Zambia, including in mini-grids and solar home systems. It aggregates information across the policy and regulatory framework, licensing and permitting processes, financing options, stakeholders, and available geospatial data. The portal is managed by the Energy Regulation Board (Zambia).

The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) is a statutory body created by an Act of Parliament No. 20 of 2003. REAs mandate is to provide electricity infrastructure to all rural areas using appropriate technologies in order to increase access, productivity and contribute to improved quality of life. REAs goal is to increase the electrification rate from 3% to 51% by 2030.

Founded in 1889, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the state public service commissions who regulate the utilities that provide essential services such as energy, telecommunications, power, water, and transportation.

NARUC’s members include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Most state commissioners are appointed to their positions by their governor or legislature, while commissioners in 14 states are elected.

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is a regulatory authority established as a juristic person in terms of Section 3 of the National Energy Regulator Act, 2004. NERSA’s mandate is to regulate the electricity, piped-gas and petroleum pipelines industries.

The structure of the Energy Regulator consists of nine members, five of whom are part-time and four are full-time, including the Chief Executive Office (CEO). The Energy Regulator is supported by personnel under the direction of the CEO.

The mandate of NERSA is derived from legislation governing and prescribing the role and functions of the Regulator.

ZESCO Limited is a vertically integrated electricity utility, which generates, transmits, distributes and supplies electricity in Zambia. It is a public utility, with the Government of the Republic of Zambia being a sole shareholder.

ZESCO is committed to providing safe and reliable electricity to improve the quality of life for all.