National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 40343, Arcadia, 0007
Physical Kulawula House, 526 Madiba Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel 012 401 4600


The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is a regulatory authority established as a juristic person in terms of section 3 of the National Energy Regulator Act 40 of 2004. NERSA’s mandate is to regulate the electricity, piped-gas and petroleum pipelines industries in terms of the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006, Gas Act 48 of 2001 and Petroleum Pipelines Act 60 of 2003.

NERSA's vision is to be a recognised world-class leader in energy regulation and its mission is to regulate the energy industry in accordance with government laws and policies, standards and international best practices in support of sustainable development. NERSA’s mandate, as contained in the relevant legislation, is summarised as follows: Issuing of licences and setting pertinent conditions; setting and/or approving tariffs and prices; monitoring and enforcing compliance with licence conditions; dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and the handling of complaints; gathering, storing and disseminating industry information; setting of rules, guidelines and codes for the regulation of the three industries; determination of conditions of supply and applicable standards; registration of import and production activities.

The role of NERSA is to ensure the development and sustainability of the electricity, piped-gas and petroleum pipelines industries, while facilitating the affordability of and accessibility to these industries, to balance the economic interests of all stakeholders, to ensure sustainable socio-economic development of South Africa and a better life for all.

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