Minister of Energy, Honourable David Mabumba on Thursday April 13, 2017 launched the much-awaited Electricity Cost of Service Study at the Energy Regulations Board (ERB) offices in Lusaka. During the launch, the Minister said Government is happy that finally the country will have a document that will guide the setting of electrify tariffs based on empirical evidence of the cost of generating, transmitting, and distribution.
The Minister informed participants that the Study is going to be carried out by the Economic Consulting Associates of the United Kingdom in partnership with a Zambian firm called Utilink Zambia. The Study is funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) and is expected to be completed within twelve (12) months.
In order to ensure ownership of the study findings, the Minister instructed ERB to ensure that all stakeholders participate at every stage of the study process.