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It establishes a regulatory framework for the promotion of renewable energy and investment.
Includes both off grid and on grid components and outlines how Zimbabwe’s rural areas are to be provided with modern energy services over a 20- year timeframe.
Establishes ZERA and defines the regulatory framework for the procurement, production, transportation, transmission, distribution, importation and exportation of energy derived from any energy source.
It exempts solar equipment, except batteries from paying excise duty.
Establishes the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) to facilitate the rapid and equitable electrification of rural areas using grid and off-grid technologies.
Provide simple guidelines on the licence application process including the required documentation. It applies to systems above 100kW.
It establishes the basic rules, procedures, requirements and standards that govern the operation, maintenance, and development of the electricity distribution systems in Zimbabwe to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the electricity distribution system.
It provides for the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment in accordance with global commitments. Energy is a prescribed activity under schedule 1 of the act. Thus it is mandatory for Environment Impact Assessment of all energy projects to be undertaken.
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