Main functions of ANRE

ANRE implements state policy on energy sectors regulation, ensures regulation and monitoring of the efficient functioning of the energy market and performance of activities in energy sectors in terms of accessibility, availability, reliability, continuity, competitiveness and transparency, in compliance with quality, safety and environment protection norms.

In order to fulfil its mission of ensuring non-discrimination, fair competition, and efficient functioning of the energy market, ANRE has the following main functions: 

  1. to develop and approve regulations, methodologies and other legislative acts in energy sector as foreseen by law;
  2. to supervise energy sectors and the extent to which energy sector companies comply with the legislation in the field;
  3. to promote, monitor and ensure fair competition in regulated sectors;
  4. to issue licences for performing authorized activities in the energy market in compliance with the Law on energy Nr.1525-XIII of 19.02.1998, Law on the market of oil products Nr. 461-XV of 30.07.2001, Law on natural gas Nr.123-XVIII of 23.12.2009, Law on electricity Nr. 124-XVIII of 23.12.2009 and Law on regulation by licencing of entrepreneurial activity Nr.451-XV of 30.07.2001;
  5. to monitor and control, within the way and limits set by the aforementioned legislation, the compliance of the licence holders with the conditions set for the performance of licenced activities;
  6. to modify, temporarily suspend and withdraw the licence in certain cases and according to the procedures stipulated by the aforementioned legislation;
  7. to promote an appropriate tariff policy which shall correspond to the principles of the market economy in order to ensure equal protection of the end consumer rights and profitability of energy sector companies;
  8. to approve, in cases stipulated by law, the tariffs calculated based on its methodology and monitor their correct application;
  9. to ensure that energy sector companies observe the cost-effectiveness principle while calculating tariffs for regulated activities and present them for approval;
  10. to promote protection of consumer rights and their legal interests, control the observance of consumer rights, examine consumer complaints and appeals and settle disputes between consumers and providers, within the limits of its competence.