Council of Ministers Energy Regulation No. 447-2019

Council of Ministers Regulation No. 447-2019 COUNCIL OF MINISTERS ENERGY REGULATION

 

This Regulation is issued by the Council of Ministers pursuant to Article 5 of the Definition of Power and Duty of the Executive Organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation No. 1097/2018 and Article 40 (1) of the Energy Proclamation No. 810/2013 (as Amended).

PART ONE GENERAL

1.Short title

This Regulation may be cited as the “Council of Ministers Energy Regulation No. 447/2019.”

2.Definitions

In this Regulation:

1/“Proclamation” means the Energy Proclamation No. 810/2013 (Proclamation No.1085/2018 as Amended);

2/ the definitions provided under the

Proclamation is applicable to this Regulation. 3/ “energy efficiency measure” means an

organizational, structural, technical, performance, technological, institutional or regulatory change made for improving energy efficiency;

4/ “energy efficiency service” means activities of investigation, consulting, studying, designing, constructing, installation, rehabilitation, maintenance, management and monitoring of machinery, facilities and buildings resulting in reduction of energy consumption while retaining or increasing the energy service;

5/ “short-term program” means a program covering a period from one to three years;

6/ “medium-term program” means a program covering a period from four to six years;

7/ “long-term program” means a program covering a period from seven to ten years;

8/ “facility” includes industry, building, premises and associated installation and instruments that consume energy for its operations;

9/ “industry” means a factory engaged in the manufacturing of goods for commercial purpose and consume electricity for this purpose;

10/ “designated facility” means an industry or building designated by the Authority through directive to be issued hereunder based on energy consumption;

11/ “generation facility” means a set of technology used to produce electricity;

12/ “grid code” means a code issued by the

Authority containing technical performance standards in relation to the power generation, transmission and distribution systems;

13/ “premise” means as appropriate a use or possession right related to any land, building or structure;

14/ “network services” means electrical energy transmission or distribution services, including such ancillary services necessary to maintain voltage and frequency within the agreed limits;

15/ “meter” means a device, including any associated equipment, used for measuring electricity consumption;

16/ “ancillary service” means services such as frequency regulation, spinning reserves, voltage and reactive power support, black start and load shedding facilities, other than generation and supply of electricity;

17/ “certified person” means a person issued with a certificate of competency for electrical work pursuant to this Regulation;

18/ “exclusive license” means a type of license granted by the Authority and no other license may be granted for the same activity on the same geographical basis;

19/ “non-exclusive license” means a type of license granted by the Authority and additional licenses may be granted for the same kind of activities on the same geographical basis;

20/ “relevant licensing authority” means the

Authority or Ministry of Trade or any of States Bureau of Trade, Industry or Construction as appropriate;

21/ “spot market” means a system of electricity market that match the electricity at a price buyers are prepared to pay and sellers are prepared to deliver;

22/ “independent power producer” means any person that own generation plant and sell bulk electricity to the national grid through power purchase agreement;

23/ “renewable energy” means energy resources to be used for energy generation which are naturally replenished, such as sunlight, wind, water, and geothermal heat;

24/“regulated basic asset ” means an asset that is allowed by the Authority for the purpose of calculating the revenue requirement of the licensee based on the rate of return on assets and depreciation allowances of the authority.

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