DRAFT ENERGY PROCLAMATION AMENDMENT
Proclamation No. -------/2017
A DRAFT PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMENDMENT OF ENEREGY PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to amend the Energy Proclamation No. 810/2013;
NOW THEREFOERE, in accordance with Article 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the “Energy (Amendment) Proclamation No. ------2017”.
The Energy Proclamation No.810/2013 is hereby amended as follows:
1/ Sub-article (9) of Article 2 of the Proclamation is deleted and replaced by the following new sub Article (9):
“9/ ‘electrical work’ means work of electrical design, installation, maintenance, testing, inspection, contracting or consultancy, electromechanical activity or any other electric related work;”
2/ The following new sub-articles (5)‚ (6) and (7) are added after sub-article (4) of Article 8 of the Proclamation:
“5/ Any licensee who has been issued license pursuant to sub-article (3) or (4) of Article 10 of this Proclamation if submits application to the Authority due to force majeure for his failure to commence the operation, the Authority, upon confirmation of causes, may renew the license only for two terms each for one year.
6/ Notwithstanding the provision of sub-article (5) of this Article, the license of any licensee shall, without any condition, be revoked if not commenced operation within two years or failed to comply with sub-article (3) and (4) of Article 10 of this Proclamation.
7/ When the licensees report to the Authority for the commencement of operation as specified in the license pursuant to sub-articles (3) and (4) of Article 10 of this Proclamation, as appropriate subject to the verification of the Authority, the license period shall start to count from the date of operation of the activity.”
3/ Sub-article (3) of Article 10 is deleted and replaced by the following new subarticle (3), and a new sub-article (4) is added following sub-article (3):
“3/ Any person who obtained license for geothermal or hydropower to engage in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale, import or export of electricity, shall commence the operation within five years from the date
of issuance of the license and accordingly report to the Authority about its commencement.
4/ Any person who obtained license on solar, wind, biomass, coal, natural gas and others license to engage in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale, import or export of electricity shall commence operation within three years of the issuance of a license, and accordingly report to the Authority about its commencement.”
3. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.
Done at Addis Ababa, this……./2017
MULATU TESHOME (Dr.)
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA