BREAKING NEWS: Ekiti govt establishes State Electricity Regulatory Bureau

Ekiti govt establishes State Electricity Regulatory Bureau

Ekiti govt establishes State Regulatory Bureau

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The has established the State Electricity Regulatory Bureau (SERB) which is to serve as the Apex regulator of electricity matters and ensure standards across various market segments in the state.

The establishment of the Bureau is sequel to the signing into law of the Ekiti State Electricity Power Sector Act of 2023 by Governor Biodun Oyebanji in October 2023

A government statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti said the Bureau is among other things, entrusted with the responsibility of enforcing the provisions of the law, including issuing licenses and permits for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity across the state; enforcing the yearly energy efficiency compliance certification for vendors and marketers of energy products as well as the certification of energy professionals, contractors and companies and all other functions previously performed in the State by the , .

The Bureau is also saddled with the responsibility of carrying out electrical inspection, monitoring and certification of new and existing electricity networks as well as enforcing statutory technical electrical standards and regulations for safety and security across the state and other functions previously performed by the National Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA).

Addressing the staff of the Bureau during a recent meeting in Ado-Ekiti, the Executive Secretary of the Bureau, Dare reiterated the commitment of the Oyebanji administration to the welfare of the people, especially in the area of efficient and effective independent Electricity market in the state.

He commended the Oyebanji Administration for ensuring the speedy completion and the coming on stream of the 5-megawatt Independent Power Project, which is currently providing uninterrupted power supply to Government Offices and some other key government installations in the State Capital.

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