Service Charter

Service Charter

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA)’s promise to stakeholders is derived from provisions of enabling energy laws. The promise is anchored on ZERA’s core values of Innovation, Ubuntu, Teamwork, Commitment, Responsiveness.

ZERA promises its stakeholders that it will:


1.Receive, review, consult stakeholders and issue approval on a completed electricity license application90 days
2.Receive, review, carry out physical inspection and issue out a petroleum license45 days
3.Undertake performance reviews of electricity 15 licensees to monitor against performance standards and licence conditions.Once every 3 months
4.Conduct physical inspections for all new petroleum sites upon licence application submission15 days
5.Inspect all petroleum sites during the lifespan of their licenses.Once in 12 months
6.Inspect electricity infrastructure to ensure compliance to regulations.Once in 24 months
7.Review and process tariff application requests120 days
8.Review and process Power Purchase Agreements90 days
9.Monitor fuel and LPG quality at licensed petroleum sites countrywide100 sites every month.
10.Educate consumers and consumer groups on alternative energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and their rights and responsibilitiesOnce every 6 months.
11.Conduct at least one consultative meeting with key stakeholders representative groupsOne in 12 months
12.Acknowledge receipt of, and respond to all written enquiries, complaints and compliments from consumers, the public in general or energy licensees7 days.
13.Conduct investigations and hearings as necessary to resolve complaints and disputes upon receipt of the complaint or dispute.60 days
14.Respond to all media enquiries3 days
15.Answer all calls at receptionWithin 3 rings
16.Attend to all clients at receptionWithin 5 minutes


Any concerns, complaints, queries, comments and compliments related to this Service Charter should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer through the contact details below:


14th Floor Century Towers

45 S. Machel Avenue

PO Box CY 308




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