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Home Electricity – Legislation

The RA’s operations and decisions are guided by Bermuda law. Understanding these laws will help to better understand the RA’s actions and decisions.


Regulations are a statutory instrument (a form of legislation) made by a Minister (Statutory Instruments Act 1977).  Regulations apply to all participants in the sector for which the Minister is responsible; in this case, the electricity sector.


A General Determination (“GD”) is a statutory instrument issued by the RA, pursuant to section 62 of the Regulatory Authority Act 2011, in order to carry out its regulatory functions.