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ESERA hosts the Regional Energy Regulator's Association of SADC
Wednesday, 12 October 2022

ESERA hosts the Regional Energy Regulator's Association of SADC

The Eswatini Energy Regulatory Authority (ESERA) is proud to host the Regional Energy Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA), for their bi-annual meetings of the portfolio committees and sub-committees of the member countries. The meetings were hosted for the better part of September and October. RERA member countries include Eswatini, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Mauritius.

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DOMESTIC ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS CAN NOW PRE-PLAN THEIR ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION
Monday, 10 October 2022

DOMESTIC ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS CAN NOW PRE-PLAN THEIR ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION

Intentional efforts to save electricity, and monitor electricity consumption can help consumers to significantly lower their electricity bill. The Eswatini Energy Regulatory Authority (ESERA) has made it easier by introducing a consumption estimator tool that will help electricity consumers estimate how much power their appliances and home electronics use and understand how much money they are spending to use them.

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Fuel Quality Monitoring in Eswatini What Every Fuel Consumer should know
Monday, 10 October 2022

Fuel Quality Monitoring in Eswatini What Every Fuel Consumer should know

Fuel is an essential part of our daily lives. There are many fuel products that we consume for domestic and business purposes. These include petrol, diesel and liquid petroleum gas. ESERA is mandated to ensure that the quality of fuel in the country is according to the right standards and specification and is safe for consumers. In today’s article, we speak about how the Authority monitors the quality of fuel in the country and the impact this has on the consumer.

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Migration to Cost Reflective Electricity Tariffs
Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Migration to Cost Reflective Electricity Tariffs

Being alert to the challenges associated with cross-subsidization and in line with Eswatini’s commitments to SADC, the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, through ESERA, initiated to remove cross subsidies among customer categories and bring the electricity tariffs to cost reflective price levels for the different categories of consumers.

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ESERA’S New Board of  Directors
Wednesday, 20 October 2021

ESERA’S New Board of Directors

The Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Senator Peter Bhembe unveiled the new ESERA Board of Directors on the 11th August 2021. For the first time in the history of the organization, the Minister announced a female Board chairperson, Ms Lungile Dlamini, the General Manager – Operations at the Central Bank of Eswatini. He further announced that Ms. Dlamini’s deputy chairperson is Ms. Qhakazile Dlamini the Human Resources Manager at Eswatini National Provident Fund.\r\n

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Regulation of electricity self-generation in Eswatini - Types of Generators to be Exempted
Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Regulation of electricity self-generation in Eswatini - Types of Generators to be Exempted

Whilst the country works on measures to increase power generation for the country’s grid supply, we continue to see more Emaswati, domestic and corporate, pursue self-generation of electricity for their own use. The Electricity Act of 2007 highlights that any person who wishes to pursue self-generation of power may do so in accordance with regulations made under the Act. In this article, we speak about the types of self-generation technologies that are regulated as per the Electricity Act,2007.

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Regulation of self-generation of electricity in Eswatini - What every small-scale generator should know
Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Regulation of self-generation of electricity in Eswatini - What every small-scale generator should know

The increased need for electricity inspired Eswatini to put structures in place that will ensure a sustainable electricity supply for the nation. As part of this strategy, the Eswatini government adopted the Electricity Act of 2007 which introduced the importance of regulating the country’s electricity supply industry. Following this initiative, the Electricity Licensing By-Laws were then introduced as a guideline for both the regulator and industry players.

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Ensure Electrical Safety During Severe Weather Conditions
Thursday, 22 October 2020

Ensure Electrical Safety During Severe Weather Conditions

The summer season is upon us. This year, we have been blessed with early rains. In previous years, we knew to start expecting rains in the month of October, however, this year gave us rains in the month of September.

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Quality Of Service Standards In The Eswatini Electricity Supply Industry
Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Quality Of Service Standards In The Eswatini Electricity Supply Industry

Across the globe, quality of service standards are an essential part of business operations, as they represent a critical element for customer service excellence.

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