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Regulatory Tools

Section 40 of the EWURA Act Cap 414 and Section 45 of the Electricity Act, Cap 131 provide mandates to the Authority to make subsidiary regulatory tools (Rules, Codes, Guidelines, Manuals and Declarations) in respect of all matters considered necessary or desirable to give effect to the Acts.

To facilitate implementation of these legislation, EWURA Act, Cap 414 Section 40 mandates EWURA to make rules with respect to regulated services and supply. Since its establishment, EWURA has developed and put into operation various rules related to regulation of electricity sub-sector in Tanzania Mainland. The Electricity Supply Industry in Tanzania Mainland is being regulated by various regulatory tools. These include the policy, laws and regulations developed by ministry responsible for electricity matters as well as standards developed and approved by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS).

Policy, Laws and Regulations

Rules

Tariff orders

Utilities’ Customer Service Charters.

  • TANESCO Customer Service Charter.
  • Andoya Customer Service Charter.
  • Mwenga Customer Service Charter.

Manuals

  • TANESCO Engineering Instruction Manual.
  • EWURA Inspection and Audit Manual.
  • MWENGA Engineering Instruction Manual.
  • ANDOYA Engineering Instruction Manual.

Standards

  • TZS 1373:2011 – Power Quality – Quality of supply;
  • TZS 1374:2011 – Power Quality – Quality of service and reliability;
  • TZS 1375:2011 – Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Limits for voltage change, voltage fluctuation and flickers in public low voltage supply system for equipment with rated current ≤ 16A per phase and not subject to conditional connection;
  • TZS 1376:2011 – Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Limits for voltage change, voltage fluctuation and flickers in public low voltage supply system for equipment with rated current ≤ 75A per phase and subject to conditional connection;
  • TZS 1377:2011 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Limits for harmonic current emissions for equipment with input current ≤ 16 A per phase;
  • TZS 1378:2011 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Limits for harmonic current emissions for equipment with input current > 16 A per phase;
  • TZS 1379:2011 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems;
  • TZS 1380:2011 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Compatibility levels for low frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public medium voltage power supply systems;
  • TZS 1381:2011 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Compatibility levels in industrial plant for low-frequency conducted disturbances; and
  • TZS1382:2011 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Power quality measurement methods.

Guidelines & Publications

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