Current Energy Policy and Legislation

Energy Policy

The aspiration of Sessional Paper No. 4, 2004 on Energy was to lay the policy framework upon which cost-effective, affordable, adequate and quality energy services will be made available to the domestic economy on a sustainable basis over the period 2004 - 2023. The agenda for action in the Sessional Paper included enactment of a new and robust Energy Act (Energy Act 2006) to, among other things, create a common energy sector regulator, the Energy Regulatory Commission.

Energy Act, 2006

The Energy Act, No. 12 of 2006 consolidated the Electric Power Act No. 11 of 1997 and the Petroleum Act Cap. 116. The Act, among other things provided for the establishment, powers and functions of the Energy Regulatory Commission as a successor to ERB.


Electricity Regulations

Renewable Energy Regulations

Petroleum Regulations