1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment of Electricity Frequency Standardization Commission

   4   Duty of the Commission to prepare schemes for standardization

   5   Access to information obtained under the Electricity (Survey) Act

   6   Powers of entry

   7   Disposal of replaced apparatus

   8   Financial provisions

   9   Cost of conversion

   10   Surcharge

   11   Penalty for default by undertaker or consumer

   12   Power of Commission to agree with private suppliers to convert

   13   Regulations




[Date of Commencement: 1st May, 1957]

3 of 1957,
39 of 1960.

Act 18 of 1970.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Electricity (Frequency Conversion) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Commission" means the Commission established under section 3,

   "consumer" means a consumer of electricity supplied by an undertaker but does not include a private supplier:

   Provided that a private supplier who consumes electricity supplied by an undertaker shall be a consumer within the meaning of this Act only so far as relates to the electrical apparatus required for the consumption of electricity so supplied;

   "cost of conversion" means-

[39/1960 s 2.]

   (a)   the cost of altering or replacing the electrical apparatus of the undertaker and the consumers in the area affected by a scheme; and

   (b)   any other expenditure reasonably and necessarily caused by, or incurred in connection with, the altering or replacing of such electrical apparatus as aforesaid or the financing of the conversion and determined by the Minister to be an item of expenditure which may be included in the cost of conversion;

   "electrical apparatus" includes all plant, equipment, apparatus and appliances of whatever description designed for the generating, transforming, transmitting, distributing, supplying or consuming of electricity;

   "electricity" means electrical energy generated, transmitted, supplied or used for any purpose;

   "private supplier" means a person authorised by the Electric Lighting Act to generate electricity and use it solely for his own purposes which purposes may include supply to his employees,

   "scheme" means a scheme approved pursuant to section 4;

   "undertaker" means any local authority or other person who, by the Electric Lighting Act, is authorised to generate electricity and supply it to the public but shall not include a private supplier.

3   Establishment of Electricity Frequency Standardization Commission

   (1) For the purposes of this Act there shall be established a body to be known as the Electricity Frequency Standardization Commission.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution and operations of the Commission and otherwise in relation thereto.

   (3) The Commission shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to purchase, take, hold and dispose of land and other property of whatever kind for the purposes of this Act.

   (4) The Commission may sue and be sued in their corporate name and may for all purposes be described by such name.

   (5) The seal of the Commission shall be authenticated the manner prescribed in the Schedule and shall be officially and judicially noticed.

   (6) The Commission shall appoint such officers and servants as they may consider expedient for securing the proper discharge of their functions under this Act.

   (7) No member of the Commission shall be personally liable for any act or default of the Commission done or omitted to be done in good faith in the course of the operations of the Commission.

4   Duty of the Commission to prepare schemes for standardization

   (1) The Commission shall, as soon as practicable, prepare a number of schemes each relating to the area of supply of the undertaker who is specified therein-

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