A bill passed by the Ministry of Energy and Mines has been posted for public consultation on the website of the General Secretariat of the Government.
The bill 54-14 is expected to be voted on at the first assembly of the Council of the Government in September.
In detail, the bill is intended to help the companies who require over 300 MW to produce their own electricity. The government’s ambition is to combine the public or private industrial investment through establishing a legislative outline to allow them to develop their own production capacity.
The producers or manufacturers will be able to access the electricity transmission network to transport their energy from the production site to the consumer sites.
The National Electricity and Drinking Water (Onee) can’t deal with the sustained growth in domestic demand for electricity by itself. According to the Ministry, the legislative and regulatory framework that currently governs the electricity sector, does not allow a large electricity consumer to optimize their variable energy charges. The current legal framework does not contribute to promote private production to alleviate the national electrical charge.