Our Mandate

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) is established as the successor to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) under the Energy Act, 2019 with an expanded mandate of inter alia regulation of upstream petroleum and coal.

The functions of the Authority as provided in Section 10 of the Energy Act 2019 include:

(a) Regulate—

(i) Generation, importation, exportation, transmission, distribution, supply and use of electrical energy with the exception of licensing of nuclear facilities;

(ii) Importation, refining, exportation, transportation, storage and sale of petroleum and petroleum products with the exception of crude oil;

(iii) Production, conversion, distribution, supply, marketing and use of renewable energy

(iv) Exploration, extraction, production, processing, transportation, storage exportation, importation and sale of coal bed methane gas and other energy forms;

(b) Regulate, monitor and supervise upstream petroleum operations in Kenya in accordance with the law relating to petroleum, the regulations made thereunder and the relevant petroleum agreement;

(c) Provide such information and statistics in relation to upstream petroleum operations in Kenya to the Cabinet Secretary responsible  for matters relating to petroleum as may be required from time to time;

d) Collect, maintain and manage upstream petroleum data;

(e) Receive, review and grant an application for a nonexclusive exploration;

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The Energy Act, 2019

Regulating Petroleum, Electricity and Renewable Energy Sectors in Kenya

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