Pinehas serves as the Chairperson of the Economic Regulation Subcommittee of the Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA). He has 16 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 appropriate tariff methodologies and determining electricity tariffs for generation, including IPPs, transmission and distribution. One of his core function is to ensure that 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; 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 and an Executive Development Programme Certificate from the University of Stellenbosch.
Pinehas is a panellist at the AIX Power & Renewables meeting on 17 November.