On the 24th August 2011 the Rt. Honourable Speaker of Parliament of Uganda appointed an eight member Adhoc Committee on Energy (ACE), to investigate the electricity crisis in the country which was characterized by among others, persistent power outages and load shedding. This came at the time when stakeholders had raised concerns about high electricity tariffs, faulty billing systems, astronomical subsidies by the Government towards thermal power generation, as well as, poor quality of service by Umeme Limited.