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Electricity Regulatory Authority

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a government agency that regulates, licenses, and supervises the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, export, and importation of electrical energy in Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.[1]

Electricity Regulatory Authority
Electricity Regulatory Authority logo 2013.jpg
Agency overview
HeadquartersERA House
15 Shimon Road
Kampala, Uganda
Agency executives
Parent agencyUganda Ministry of Energy, Oil and Mineral Development



The offices of the ERA are located in the ERA House at 15 Shimoni Road, Nakasero, Kampala Central Division, in the country's capital city. The coordinates of ERA House are 0°19'20.0"N, 32°35'13.0"E (Latitude:0.322222; Longitude:32.586944).[2][3]


ERA was established in 2000, in accordance with the Electricity Act of 1999, as an agency of the Uganda Ministry of Energy, Oil and Mineral Development. This parastatal is governed by a five-member board, also known as the "Authority". The day-to-day affairs of the agency are supervised by the chief executive officer. Organizations and committees within the purview of the ERA include the Rural Electrification Board and the Electricity Consumer Committees.[4]

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  1. ^ Musisi, Frederic (23 January 2014). "ERA Withdraws Licenses of Five Contractors Over Performance". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  2. ^ Google (28 January 2016). "Location of Electricity Regulatory Authority Headquarters" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ Sanya, Samuel (22 October 2014). "ERA licenses 9 renewable energy projects". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ Kasita, Ibrahim (10 August 2011). "ERA To Tighten Umeme Targets". Kampala: New Vision. Retrieved 27 July 2014.

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