1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment and incorporation of Electricity Authority

   4   Functions of the Authority

   5   Power of the Authority to require information

   6   Power to borrow

   7   Power to issue securities

   8   Power of Minister to guarantee loans to Authority

   9   Power to invest moneys

   10   Rates and scales of charges for electricity

   11   Accounts and audit

   12   Exemption from taxation and stamp duties

   13   Annual report

   14   Power of Minister to issue general directions in matters of policy

   15   Regulations




[Date of Commencement: 1st October, 1958]

Law 20 of 1958.

Act 39 of 1971.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Electricity Development Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "apparatus" means electrical apparatus and includes all apparatus, machines, consuming devices and fittings in which conductors are used or of which they form a part;

   "Authority" means the Electricity Authority established under section 3;

   "Authority installation" or "Authority undertaking" means an installation or undertaking the property of, or operated by, the Authority;

   "authorised undertakers" and "undertakers" mean any local authority, company or person who has been by the Electric Lighting Act authorised to supply electricity within any area;

   "Chairman" means the person designated to be the Chairman of the Authority under this Act;

   "conductor" means any wire, cable, bar or tube arranged to be connected to an electrical system and used for conducting electrical energy;

   "consumer" means any person supplied, or entitled to be supplied, with electrical energy by the Authority, and includes any person who, being under no disability and being competent to receive a supply, is willing to enter into a contract with the Authority for electrical energy to be supplied to him at a point within the Authority's area of supply on the terms and subject to the conditions generally prevailing for such contracts within the Authority's area of supply;

   "electrical fittings" includes electric fittings, apparatus and appliances for lighting, heating and power and for all purposes for which electricity can or may be used;

   "electrical system" means an electrical system in which all the conductors and apparatus are electrically or magnetically connected;

   "generating station" means any station for generating electricity, including any buildings and plant used for the purpose, and the site thereof, but does not include any station for transforming, converting or distributing energy;

   "generator" means a machine of any type for changing mechanical energy into electrical energy;

   "immovable property" includes-

   (a)   land;

   (b)   buildings and other erections, structures or fixtures affixed to any land or to any building or other erection or structure;

   (c)   trees, vines, and any other thing whatsoever planted or growing upon any land and any produce thereof before severance;

   (d)   3 springs, wells, water and water rights whether held together with, or independently of, any land;

   (e)   privileges, liberties, easements and any other rights and advantages whatsoever appertaining or reputed to appertain to any land or to any building or other erection or structure;

   (f)   an undivided share in any property hereinbefore set out;

   "installation" means the whole of any plant or apparatus under one ownership or, where a management is prescribed, in the charge of the management, designed for the generation, supply or use, as the case may be, of electricity, including prime movers, if any, with all necessary plant, buildings and land in connection therewith, pipe lines, supply lines and consuming apparatus, if any;

   "local authority" means-

   (a)   a Parish Council constituted under the Parish Councils Act; or

   (b)   the Council of the Kingston and Saint Andrew Corporation constituted under the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act;

   "member of the Authority" includes the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, a temporary Chairman, a temporary Deputy Chairman and any temporary member of the Authority;

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