List of energy regulatory bodies

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Electric utility regulators in South Asia
  • Bangladesh: Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) was established on March 13, 2003 through a legislative Act of the Government of Bangladesh to regulate gas, electricity and petroleum products for the whole of Bangladesh.
  • Bhutan: Bhutan Electricity Authority (BEA) was established as a functional autonomous agency under Electricity Act of Bhutan, 2001. BEA was granted full autonomy by the Royal Government of Bhutan to regulate the electricity supply industry of Bhutan.
  • India: Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is the autonomous regulator for electric power utilities in India, excluding nuclear power which comes under the jurisdiction of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)
  • Malaysia: The Energy Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Tenaga) was instituted under the Energy Commission Act 2001, is the regulator of the Malaysian electricity and gas supply industry.
  • Nepal: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) was created on August 16, 1985 (Bhadra 1, 2042) under the Nepal Electricity Authority Act. 1984, through the merger of the Department of Electricity of Ministry of Water Resources, and Nepal Electricity Corporation, to generate, transmit and distribute power by planning, constructing, operating and maintaining all generation, transmission and distribution facilities in Nepal's power system. In 2008, the Ministry of Energy proposed the Nepal Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 2065 for the institution of NERC.[1]
  • Oman: Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) of Oman was established by Article (19) of the law for the regulation and privatization of the electricity and related water sector. The Sector Law was promulgated by Royal Decree 78/2004 on 1 August 2004.
  • Pakistan: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is the electricity regulator of Pakistan established under the Electric Power Act, 1997 for tariff determination, issuance of license & system operation of generation, transmission and distribution of electric power in Pakistan, excluding nuclear power, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA).
  • People's Republic of China: State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) of the People's Republic of China is empowered by the State Council to perform administrative and regulatory duties with respect to the China's power sector, excluding nuclear power, which comes under the jurisdiction of the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA).
  • Philippines: Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is an independent, quasi-judicial regulatory body established to regulate electric power service in the Philippines.
  • Singapore: Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board operating under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore established for energy sector market regulation, system operation, industry development and promotion of Singapore.
  • Sri Lanka: Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL)] was established by the Act No 35 of 2002. Initially the PUCSL Act provided for regulation of the electricity and water service industries. In March 2006 the petroleum industry was also added to the list of industries to be regulated by the PUCSL.
  • Thailand: Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)] of Thailand is appointed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej as the independent regulatory agency. The foundation of all functions and responsibilities follows the enactment of the ENERGY INDUSTRY ACT B.E. 2550 (2007).

North America[edit]

Energy Regulators Regional Association[edit]

The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) is a voluntary organization of independent energy regulatory bodies primarily from the Central European and Eurasian region, with Affiliates from Asia the Middle East and the US. ERRA began as a cooperative exchange among 12 energy regulatory bodies to improve national energy regulation in member countries.

  1. Albania - Energy Regulatory Authority
  2. Armenia: Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia
  3. Azerbaijan: Tariff (Price) Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina: State Electricity Regulatory Commission
  5. Bulgaria: State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission
  6. Croatia: Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency
  7. Egypt: Egyptian Electric Utility&Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency
  8. Estonia: Energy Regulatory Division of the Estonian Competition Authority
  9. Georgia: Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission
  10. Hungary: Hungarian Energy Office
  11. Kazakhstan: Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Regulation of Natural Monopolies
  12. Kyrgyz Republic: State Department of Fuel & Energy Regulation,Energy and Fuel Resources of Kyrgyz Republic
  13. Latvia: Public Utilities Commission
  14. Lithuania: National Control Commission for Prices and Energy in Lithuania
  15. Macedonia: Energy Regulatory Commission of the Republic of Macedonia
  16. Moldova: National Energy Regulatory Agency
  17. Mongolia: Energy Regulatory Authority
  18. Montenegro: Energy Regulatory Agency of the Republic Montenegro
  19. Poland: Energy Regulatory Office
  20. Romania: Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority
  21. Russian Federation: Federal Tariff Service
  22. Serbia: Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  23. Slovakia: Regulatory Office for Network Industries
  24. Turkey: Energy Market Regulatory Authority
  25. Ukraine: National Electricity Regulatory Commission of Ukraine

Associated members:

  1. Romania[permanent dead link]: National Regulatory Authority for Municipal Services (Associate Members)
  2. UNMIK: Energy Regulatory Office of UNMIK Kosovo (Associate Members)
  3. Jordan: Electricity Regulatory Commission (Affiliated Members)
  4. Nigeria: Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (Affiliated Members)
  5. Saudi Arabia: Electricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority - ECRA (Affiliated Members)
  6. United Arab Emirates: Regulation and Supervision Bureau of United Arab Emirates (Affiliated Members)
  7. US: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners - NARUC (Affiliated Members)

Council of European Energy Regulators[edit]

The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) is a not-for-profit organisation in which Europe's national regulators of electricity and gas voluntarily cooperate to protect consumers' interests and to facilitate the creation of a single, competitive and sustainable internal market for gas and electricity in Europe.

CEER currently has 29 members - the national energy regulators from the 27 EU-Member States, plus Iceland and Norway.

ASEAN Energy Regulators' Network (AERN)[edit]

The first formal meeting on 3 March 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand, formally established the ASEAN Energy Regulators' Network (AERN) among the ASEAN energy regulators. The objective of AERN is to forge closer cooperation among ASEAN Energy Regulators with a view to promoting sustainability and economic development of the region in support of the vision of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015.


  1. ^ Ministry of Energy, Govt of Nepal. "Nepal Electricity Regulatory Commission Act" (PDF). Retrieved 15 July 2010.