The Multisectoral Regulatory Agency for the Economy (ARME) and Mozambique’s Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday 8, with the aim of establishing the terms for effective co-operation in the field of energy regulation.
The memorandum was signed by the respective presidents, Leonilde dos Santos and Paulo António da Graça, on the sidelines of the 18th General Assembly of the Association of Energy Regulators of Portuguese-speaking Countries (RELOP), which took place on the island of Sal.
According to a press release from ARME, the document that was initialled provides, among other things, for cooperation in the technical, regulatory and operational fields, which include, for example, the drafting of Quality of Service Regulations; Commercial Relations Regulations for the Electricity Sector; Procedures Manuals; the National Electricity Network Transport Code and other regulatory instruments in the fields of electricity, natural gas and liquid fuels.
This Memorandum of Understanding also includes the promotion and development of programmes for the exchange of experiences and technical training in the area of energy sector regulation; the organisation of technical visits; the sharing of knowledge and experiences in the areas of renewable energies and energy efficiency, which includes the legal framework, tariffs and tenders, as well as joint actions in research and study days, through energy efficiency programmes.
The heads of the two regulators were happy and willing to do everything they could to materialise the commitments they had made.
According to the same source, this act symbolises the corollary of a long journey of cooperation that has been underway for some time and which has now been translated into the formal signing of this document.