Mozambique

Member Profile

Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE)

  • Rua Carlos Albers, nº 41
    Maputo, Mozambique
  • +258 21 333 549
  • info-at-arene.org.mz
  • http://arene.org.mz/

Sectors Regulated:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • Fuel

ERRA Membership

  • Joined ERRA in 2021

Establishment

  • Established in 2017

Responsibilities

  • Legal 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.

Organisational Structure

  • Internal Structure
  • The Chairman is appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers who then recommends other four members of the Board for appointment by the Minister.

    Board members are appointed for a tenure of 5 years renewable once.

  • Working Employees
  • Governance: Chairman + 4 Board Members
  • Working employees: 35

Population: 30 832 244  (in 2021)

GDP / Capita: 467 USD (in 2020)

Territory: 801,590 km2