The Lands Act (2015) provides for the continuation of leaseholds and leasehold tenure, the continued vesting of land by the President and alienation of land by the President, and the conversion of customary tenure into leasehold tenure.
In October 2018 the Energy Regulation Board approved a regulatory framework for mini-grids in Zambia, which was developed in consultation with key stakeholders including government, private sector, civil society and development partners.
This framework is being road tested, and may be adjusted in line with learnings from, among others, projects implemented by the Rural Electrification Authority, before the regulations are gazetted.
The framework comprises the following documents:
In March 2019, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) held a workshop on the regulatory framework for mini-grids, as well as demonstration projects to be implemented by REA. The following presentations were given at the workshop:
The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) provided clarifications on the Mini-Grid Regulatory Framework as follows:
This application form must be submitted to the Energy Regulation Board when applying for an investment endorsement.
This document informs and guides prospective developers regarding the procedural requirements for applying for an investment endorsement. It details all the information the developer must include in the investment endorsement application.
This document is a flowchart of the procedure for approval of projects. It contains the procedures for issuance of an investment endorsement, including the steps followed by the Energy Regulation Board.
The Distribution Code is designed to provide clear procedures for both planning and operational purposes to ensure efficient development, operation and maintenance of a coordinated and economical distribution system, and also to promote the integration of renewable energy technologies.
The Power Quality Management Framework focuses on a long-term mechanism to continuously monitor the power quality performance of the Zambian grid and its improvement over time. The Zambia Power Quality Management System provides a framework for implementation of the Power Quality Directive and sets out the rights and responsibilities of all stakeholders (the licensees, customers and equipment suppliers) in the electricity supply industry.
This document, issued by the Zambia Environmental Management Agency, provides a template for preparing and submitting a terms of references document.
This presentation provides an overview of the renewable energy sector in Zambia, the legislative framework, and the licencing process for renewable energy generation.