Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which laws provide the legal framework for MERA? The following Acts form the Energy Laws and provide the legal framework for the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority:
    • The Energy Regulation Act 2004;
    • The Rural Electrification Act 2004;
    • The Electricity Act 2004; and
    • The Liquid Fuels and Gas (Production and Supply) Act 2004.
  • What energy sectors does MERA regulate? All energy sectors are covered including electricity, liquid fuels, gas and solid fossil fuels
  • What are solid fossil fuels? Fossil fuels include Coal, Peat and/or Uranium
  • How do I find MERA offices? We are located in 2nd Floor in Development House in City Centre, Lilongwe.
  • What type of information can I download on this website? You can download information like application forms and the MERA Newsletter. However, you are not authorized to sell the information or any content on this site. Further to this, by visiting this site, you agree not to store this website in any retrieval manner, nor to hack it.
  • How will my personal information be used? We comply with both National and International Privacy Laws. As such, we will not sell your personal information submitted on this site as per our Privacy Policy. We will also make sure this site is secure from external manipulation. However, as per our Disclaimer, we will not be responsible or liable for any claim, damages, implicit or otherwise, resulting from errors in the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information on this website.
  • Can I sue MERA for the information contained on this website? No. You can neither sue MERA nor the Authority’s staff for information contained on this site. The views and opinions expressed on this site are for the purposes of allowing users to derive information that may change without notice. Please see our Disclaimer for more details.
  • How do I contact MERA? All official correspondence pertaining to MERA should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer. Visit our contacts page for contact details.