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Objectives & Functions

Meeting of the IRC Board of DirectorsThe Independent Regulatory Commission has as its objectives:

  • To be an independent arbiter in all matters relating to the sale of electricity
  • To establish rules and guidelines which will allow for consistency, predictability and transparency in the regulation of electricity supply in the nation
  • To be a forum for customer appeals in their dealings with the service providers.
  • To protect the health and safety of all persons affected by the operators in the sector.
  • To support Government’s policy on the supply of electricity for national development.
  • To engage and work with other agencies to promote, protect and enhance a sustainable environment.

Functions

  • Encouraging wider availability of electricity supply throughout Dominica.
  • Ensuring that all reasonable demands for electricity are met
  • Promoting efficiency in the generation, transmission, distribution, supply and use of electricity
  • Establishing technical standards applicable to providing electricity service or installed on customer’s premises
  • Protecting the interests of consumers
  • Facilitating competition in the electricity sector
  • Enabling the financial viability of efficient licensees
  • Issuing, monitoring and amending licenses and collecting license and other fees
  • Establishing and monitoring standards by which the efficiency of the service provision can be evaluated
  • Inspecting and testing electrical plant and equipment owned by licensees as well as consumers
  • Protecting the health and safety of all persons affected by the operations of the sector
  • Protecting the national environment
  • Advising the Minister on all issues relevant to the electricity sector
  • Promoting wider regional cooperation in the regulation and operation of the electricity sector

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