Request for Public Comments on the Draft Zambian Standard DZS 691: Safety in AC Substation Earthing

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) is a statutory body responsible for regulating the energy sector and derives its mandate from the Energy Regulation Act No.12 of 2019.

The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) is a statutory body established under an Act of Parliament, the Standards Act of 2017 for the development and promulgation of national standards for Zambia.

The ERB in collaboration with ZABS and other stakeholders has developed the following Draft Zambian Standard (DZS) on Safety in Substation Earthing:

DZS 691: Safety in AC Substation Earthing

The standard provides specifications, guidance and information pertinent to safe earthing practices in ac substation design.

This notice serves to invite the public, interested and affected parties to submit comments on the above Draft Zambian Standard. Copies of the draft standard can be obtained from the ERB and/or ZABS offices at the addresses indicated below. Additionally, electronic versions of the drafts are available for download from the links below.

Draft Zambian Standard DZS 691: 2023

Public Enquiry Comment Form

Comments on the draft should be submitted to the Director General, ERB or the Executive Director, ZABS no later than Wednesday 22nd November 2023.


For clarifications or details, please contact the Energy Regulation Board at:

Head Office, Plot No. 9330 Dan Pule Road, Mass Media, P. O. Box 37631 Lusaka Tel: +260 211 258853 Email:    Website: Copperbelt Office, Plot 332 Independence Avenue P. O. Box 22281 Kitwe Tel: +260 212 220944    
Southern Region Office, Plot No. 659, John Hunt Way P. O. Box 60292 Livingstone Tel: +260 213 321563Northern Region Office, Corner of Luwingu and Milungu Roads Kasama Tel: +260 214565170

Toll Free Line:    8484


or contact the Zambia Bureau of Standards at:

Head Office, Lechwe House

Freedom Way – South End,

P. O. Box 50259, Lusaka

Tel: +260 211 231385, Fax: +260 211 238483,