Pinehas served as the Chairperson of the Economic Regulation Subcommittee of the Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA). He has 19 years’ electricity regulation experience in the Namibian and the Southern Africa electricity markets.
At ECB, Pinehas is responsible for ensuring that the Namibian electricity supply industry remains financially and economically sustainable through appropriate economic regulations. His main duties include implementation of the electricity market model, implementation of tariff methodologies and determining electricity tariffs for generation, including IPPs, transmission and distribution. One of his core function is to ensure that the Modified Electricity Market Model in Namibia and the electricity tariffs in Namibia remain cost reflective and that the allowed tariffs are able to cover the utilities’ operation and capital costs and are affordable to the end consumers.
Pinehas has been responsible for the development of a number of rules and regulations for Namibia’s ESI including; Modified Single Buyer Market Rules, Economic Rules, Wheeling Framework, Balancing Framework, Net Metering Rules, Reseller Rules, National Connection Charge Policy, the National Electrification Support Mechanism and the National Electricity Tariff Mechanism.
Pinehas has a Bachelor of Accounting Degree from the University of Namibia, an Honors Degree in Commerce, Energy Studies from the University of Johannesburg, an Executive Development Programme Certificate from the University of Stellenbosch and pursuing a Master of Management in Energy Leadership with the University of Witwatersrand.