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To ensure sustainable development and utilisation of energy resources for socio-economic growth and development of Malawi. 


The Department of Energy Affairs has a shared vision with its Ministry of Energy and Mines and is “To be a dynamic, high performance, consultative and client focused ministry that promotes, builds and ensures sustainable development, utilization and management of the environment and natural resources in Malawi”


The mission of the Department of Energy Affairs is “To fully stratify public need for quality modern energy services by effectively governing and facilitating the development of a robust, sustainable and efficient private sector-driven energy industry.”

Core Functions

The Department of Energy Affairs has three core functions and these are as follows;

1. The formulation and coordination of energy policies, planning, information communication and technology.

2. The provision of rural electrification services.

3. The provision of alternative energy and energy conservation services.

DoE is also technically responsible for the following Parastatal Agencies:

a) Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited, which is responsible for the transmission and distribution of electricity in Malawi;

b) Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) which is responsible for the regulation of the Petroleum Industry; the electricity industry, the renewable energy industry, ethanol, coal industry and all biofuels production and utilization.

c) National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) which is responsible for management of the country's strategic fuel reserve facilities, promote competition in the oil and gas industry and to promote oil and gas exploration activities for stability and security of supply of liquid fuel and gas products

d) Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) which is responsible for generation of electricity in Malawi

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