The Electricity Authority (ERA) is a statutory body established in the year 2000 in accordance with the Electricity Act 1999 [Chapter] 145 [Laws of Uganda]. To regulate the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, export and import of electrical energy in Uganda.

ERA can be compared to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) which regulates telecommunications in Uganda or Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), National Environment Management Authority etc.


To be an effective regulator that promotes safe, efficient, reliable and sustainable electricity supply.


To regulate the electricity industry in accordance with applicable laws, policies, standards and international best proactive

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Transparency & accountability
  • Equal and fair opportunity
  • Stakeholder sensitivity
  • Teamwork