Eswatini has successfully concluded a stakeholder validation of its revised principal electricity legislation. Across two stakeholder workshops in December 2023 and January 2024, the Eswatini Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy (MNRE), with support from GET.transform and the European Union (EU) Delegation to the Kingdom of Eswatini, gathered public sector stakeholders to provide their input on the review of the Electricity Act, the Energy Regulatory Act and the Electricity Company Act.
Eswatini is actively working on a transformation of its power sector to leverage its renewable energy potentials and improve energy access, affordability, and security. In 2020, Eswatini started the legal review of its electricity legislation. Originally supported by USAID’s Southern African Energy Program (SAEP), the country partnered with GET.transform last year to finalise the revision. GET.transform commissioned regulation experts from its GFA Consult team to conduct the workshops and support the review.
The findings from the stakeholder consolidation will now be integrated into the draft legislation which will be further processed for potential adoption by the Ministry and Attorney General office. The legislative review aims to ascertain alignment with applicable new policies and international leading practices and thus further pave the way for Eswatini’s ongoing energy transformation.