19 of December 2023

ARME and ARENE sign MoU during RELOP's 18th General Assembly

The Multisectoral Regulatory Agency for the Economy (ARME) of Cabo Verde and the Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE) of Mozambique signed on 8 November a memorandum of understanding, with the purpose of establishing  the terms for effective cooperation in the field of energy regulation.


According to the newspaper Expresso das Ilhas, the document was signed by the leaders of the two institutions 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, Cape Verde.


According to ARME's CEO, Leonilde dos Santos, this provides for, among other aspects, cooperation in the technical, normative and operational fields in the energy sector, which include the preparation of Quality of Services Regulations; Commercial Relations in the Electricity Sector; Procedure Manuals; National Electricity Grid Transmission Code; and other regulatory instruments, in the fields of electricity, natural gas and liquid fuels.


"This memorandum also includes the promotion and development of programs for the exchange of experiences and technical training, in the area of regulation of the energy sector, the organization of technical visits, sharing of knowledge and experiences, in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency, which includes the legal framework, tariffs and tenders, as well as joint actions,  in research and study days, through energy efficiency programs," the newspaper added.


According to the same source, this act symbolizes the corollary of a long journey of cooperation that has been developing for some time now, and which is now translated into the formal signing of this document.


The following day, on November 9th, the XIV Annual Conference of the RELOP Association took place, also on the island of Sal, Cape Verde.


The event brought together 12 Portuguese-speaking regulators, experts, academics, organizations and companies in the energy sector, promoting dialogue on the convergence and coordination of various energy sources towards the energy transition.


Under the theme, "Integration of Energy Carriers", the conference discussed the significant challenge of the climate crisis and the need to make the global energy system more resilient, sustainable and inclusive in the face of climate goals.


The presentations of the speakers of the Conference are available here.


Source: Diário Económico Online and RELOP