About Us

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) is a corporate body established under the Energy Regulatory Act No. 20 of 2004 as the Energy Sector Wide Regulator. Our mandate is to regulate the energy sector in Malawi in a fair, transparent, efficient and cost effective manner for the benefit of the consumers and operators. In our Strategic Plan, we have identified six Strategic Aspirations namely:

  1. Enhanced visibility, profile and presence of MERA
  2. Enhanced institutional capacity
  3. Sustainability of MERA
  4. Increased electricity generation capacity
  5. Creating an environment which minimises interruptions in fuel supply
  6. Provision of effective, efficient and robust regulatory services

The first three strategies focus on MERA as an institution highlighting the need for visibility, capacity building and sustainability whilst the fourth and fifth strategies address increasing the capacity for electricity generation as well as the achievement of reliable fuel supply. The sixth strategy focuses on the regulatory function and the need for a robust monitoring system.