Umzimkhulu Municipality is not the electricity / energy provider. However, it plays a facilitation role to ensure that Eskom smoothly provides the services to the communities.

UMzimkhulu has developed an Electricity Sector Plan that addresses the objectives set out in the IDP as follows:
Forming linkages with Eskom in implementing plan
This plan serves as a means to communicate the priorities of the municipality and its people to

Provision of access to make job creation possible
Universal access to electricity by 2017, will improve job creation possibilities. Access to electricity also gives UMzimkhulu access to digital and communications world, which the municipality is expected to improve both educational and job creation opportunities:
Improve local economic development Upgrading of existing electricity in all areas;
Acquiring a distribution license, establish local authority offices, a power station and its substations.