Representing ECB in designated industry forums at national regional and international levels and participates in the Technical Regulations Sub-Committee activities of the RERA.
The main functions of Regulatory Support Services (RSS) are to manage licenses, research, plan, coordinate and provide expertise to the ECB on the Namibia Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) issues as well as to render support in the areas that are not clearly economic or technical in nature. Through these functions the Regulatory Support Services department ascertains that regulated aspects within the Electricity Industry are operating according to set objectives and performance frameworks and monitoring these areas to ensure growth and financial health as outlined by the Electricity Control Board as guided by the Electricity Act 2007.
The RSS department is responsible for managing and coordinating license applications, evaluations and issuances. Through the Performance Management System, the Regulator has been able to monitor the performance of licensees in accordance with set industry benchmarks. An important objective of performance monitoring is for the ECB to collect sufficient data on the performance of the industry. The information collected is also used by the Regulator to jointly set performance targets with the licensees.
The RSS department is responsible for collecting data on the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI), the data is used to provide information to all stakeholders in the form of a Statistical Bulletin.
The RSS department also compliments the ECB functions by addressing the current power supply shortages in Namibia and the region through:
Services offered by RSS department include: