Malta Resources Authority (MRA)

The Malta Resources Authority is a public corporate body with regulatory responsibilities relating to water, energy and mineral resources in the Maltese Islands. It was set up by the Maltese Parliament through the Malta Resources Authority Act of 2000. The MRA has wide ranging responsibilities essentially involving regulation of water and energy utilities, industrial enterprises exploiting resources such as oil exploration, quarry operators and private abstractors of groundwater, retailers, operators and tradesmen in the regulated sectors.

  • The structure of the Authority includes the following sections under the responsibility of the CEO:
  • Climate change and policy with responsibility for climate change (adaptation, mitigation, EU reporting), national policy, renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency;
  • Oil exploration  with responsibility for all matters relating to oil exploration and geological services;
  • Regulation with responsibility for regulatory instruments, price structure regulation, water resource management, EU affairs and ICT;
  • Utility regulation with responsibility for utility (Enemalta and WSC) regulation and licensing;
  • Finance and corporate services with responsibility for finance and corporate services;
  • Competence, licensing and enforcement with responsibility for licensing, enforcement, customer care, MEPA/IPPC consultations and aid schemes;

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