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Procedure NameInstallations permit under Electricity Act-renewable energy.
Issuing Agency: Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority
Incumbent Office Name: Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority
Address: Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)
Private Bag B496
Capiyal City
Lilongwe 3, Malawi
Fax: +265 (0) 1 772 666
Phone: +265 (0) 1 775 810


Procedure Steps  Description Required Documents
1  Obtain prescribed forms found on website:  
2 Fill in application form accompanied by the application fees.  
3 Send application addressed to Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA), Private Bag B496, Capital City, Lilongwe 3, Malawi or deliver at the head offices (licencing section).  
4 Upon receipt of an application, MERA acknowledges receipt  in writing to the applicant within thirty days from the date of receipt;  
5 MERA, calls applicant for a physical interview at the head office.  
6 The interview is conducted by The Electrical Installation Permits Committee which assesses the competence and qualifications of the Applicants. [There different categories of licences and respective qualifications required under Electricity bylaws of 2012, Part III]  
7 The Electrical installation permits committee recommends to the main board of MERA for approval.  
8 Upon making a decision on the application, MERA communicates its decision to the applicant after 3 months.  
9 The means of communication include phone calls and emails.  




The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Application Form for Renewable Energy License MERA17-02-201608-08-2016Malawi Energy Regulatory AuthorityThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Installations permit under Electricity Act-renewable energy.Import licence feeMalawi Energy Regulatory AuthorityNo person must import renewable energy technologies without a permit under the Electricity Act. Safety and technical requirements compliance. Energy Regulation Act(73:02)31-12-9999Good