|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Multiple RE Sources>All|
|Policy Sector:||Framework Policy|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE),formerly Ministry of Housing and Environment (MHE); Maldives Energy Authority (MEA);|
|Legal References:||Maldives National Energy Policy and Strategy 2010; Maldives SREP Investment Plan 2013-2017|
|Funding:||Government Budget/Foreign aid training programs/capacity building through projects|
Background: The existing legal framework requires improvement to cater to the evolving energy sector particularly with respect to meeting goals set out for renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency and energy conservation. Specific regulation for governing areas such as independent power generation, and the pricing and the use of renewable energy technologies are currectly not in place. Therefore, formulation of a Maldives Energy Act, a Maldives Hydrocarbon Exporation Act, Maldives Energy Standards and incorporation of energy efficiency and conservation measures into the national building code is critical.
1. Improve the capacity of the ministry that is mandated for the energy sector in a sustainable manner ensuring continutiy of capacity development to strengthen the ministry in developing integrated long-term energy plans and conducting policy analysis for the energy sector.
Stakeholders: The lead agency for the energy secor is the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE). There is a separate regulatory body called the Maldives Energy Authority (MEA). MEE and MEA needs to develop local capacity to manage the energy sector effectively and to keep abreast with technological developments and good governance practices. There is insufficient capacity as the needs of these two institutions have not been regularly assessed or catered for. MEA is severely understaffed.
Last modified: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:38:38 CET