Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE)

Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE)


Sectors Regulated:

Electricity, Natural Gas, Fuel
  • Rua dos Desportistas nº 480
    Maputo Business Tower (MBT), 5th floor
    Maputo, Mozambique
  • +258 21 333 549

Regulatory Authority General Information

  • Joined ERRA in 2021
  • Established in 2017


  • Legal basis/ mandate
  • ARENE was established by Law 11/2017 of 8 September passed by the Parliament of Mozambique.
  • Responsibilities
  • Related to electricity, natural gas and fuel, ARENE has the following responsibilities: – Regulate the subsectors (licensing, tariffs, quality standards and competition); – Ensure compliance with terms and conditions of concession contracts; – Supervise and verify the compliance with laws, regulations and other standards; – Submit to the competent entity proposal for suspension or cancellation of concession contracts; – Submit to the entity that oversees the area of energy the application of sanctions regarding concessions; – Share knowledge to competent entities of other violations gathered from their duties; – Issue administrative instructions to operators, providers and users of energy services; – Conduct surveys, inspections and tests of facilities and equipment for the production; – Carry out measurement and inquiries and publish reports on the quality of energy; – Apply fines or other sanctions to entities that violate the provisions of the Law; – Represent the Republic of Mozambique in international fora in the area of energy; – Establish cooperation with regulators of other countries; – Ensure implementation on international treaties and agreements.
  • Authorities
  • Independence: Independent institution.
  • Supervised by the Minister overseeing the area of energy (sectorial guardianship).

Organisational Structure

  • Organigram
  • Organigram: ARENE Mozambique (2022)
  • Internal Structure
  • The Chairperson is appointed by the Council of Ministers, with proposal from the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources. The members of the Board are appointed by the same Minister for a term of 5 years with the right of re-appointment for another mandate.
  • Working Employees
  • • Decision-Making Level: 5
  • • Total Number of Employees: 50
  • Budget
  • – Regulatory fee; – Fines imposed for transgression of legislation on energy; – Income or amounts that come from of its activity, donations, subsidies or other forms of financial support; – State Budget.

Annual Report

Information will be available at a later stage.