National Energy Policy
The National Energy Policy of Tanzania – 2015 provides a comprehensive framework for addressing challenges on mid and down-stream segments.
To address the challenges and achieve the desired policy objectives, the Government has decided to formulate the National Energy Policy, 2015 (NEP, 2015) that will further enhance provision of adequate, reliable and affordable modern energy services to Tanzanians in a sustainable manner. The new policy also provides comprehensive legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks for petroleum, electricity, renewable energies, energy efficiency as well as local content issues.
The Petroleum Act, 2015 ( Cap 392) is the principal legislation governing both, upstream and downstream operations the Act was enacted in 2015. some rights and obligations of the licencees are enshrined in a number of implementation agreements. EWURA is empowered under Section 30 of the Petroleum Act, 2015 and Section 7 of the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Act Cap 414 to carry out a number of functions and discharge its duties.