Madagascar is ready to enact a new law governing its electricity sector this summer. The program to review the legal framework for the electricity sector in Madagascar (PRC-ELEC) is expected to begin the validation phase of the proposals to be implemented in June 2017.

 The new legal framework will replace the law put in place in January 1999, which according to a study carried out by the consortium AIDES-Herisoa Power, left a few things to be desired. Among other shortcomings were the cumbersome procedures for awarding contracts, the lack of sanctions to be applied to defective energy companies, and the inadequacy of authorization and concession contracts alone.

The future law will therefore incorporate provisions on the integration of renewable energy resources and the improvement of the security of the electricity sector and its attractiveness in order to increase private investment. Ensuring the viability of current electric operators in the country, will be the third main panel to be addressed by the bill.

Source: Alternative Energy Africa

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