About Us

The Energy & Water Agency is an organisation of the Government of Malta. Since starting in 2014, our mission has been to ensure the security, sustainability and affordability of energy and water in Malta.

As a governmental agency, we formulate and coordiante the implementation of the Government’s national policies for energy and water, as well as EU legislation for energy and water sustainability. We also act on laws and set in motion policies related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, water demand management, and the security of Malta’s electricity, gas and water supply.

Through extensive modelling and research, we forecast Malta’s energy and water demands and work to ensure energy and water are delivered across the country in an environmentally stable way.

The Energy & Water Agency is a Maltese Government Agency established via LN 50/2014 within the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Enterprise. It is governed by the provisions of the Energy and Water Agency Order (Subsidiary Legislation 595.08).

 

Our Vision

The vision at the Energy and Water Agency covers the whole spectrum of the energy and water sectors in Malta.

We aim to increase the sustainability of both sectors, both in terms of environmental sustainability and also in the safeguarding of a sustainable security of supply.

 

 This vision for the sectors undoubtedly prioritises the social impact of the energy and water services – by working towards affordability and circularity, thus benefitting all stakeholders and society at large.

EWA is forward thinking and strives to foster innovative solutions that can help Malta address future challenges in the energy and water sectors – sustainably.

The Agency’s Role in Policymaking

We Set the Agenda

We create a vision for Malta’s energy and water sectors and identify any obstacles we may face when making our vision a reality. Our agenda is guided by EU Regulations and Directives.

We Set the Agenda

We create a vision for Malta’s energy and water sectors and identify any obstacles we may face when making our vision a reality. Our agenda is guided by EU Regulations and Directives.

We Formulate

We participate in national discussions to strategise on how to achieve our vision and how best to address any issues. We also consult relevant ministries and stakeholders to ensure we have considered all areas that policies will affect.

We Facilitate Policy Adoption

Once discussions have taken place and policies drafted, we present them to the relevant Minister for endorsement. New or changed public policies are often adopted following a decision made by the Cabinet or Minister, without a legislative change.

We Assist Implementation

We work to transform the words of policy documents into reality.

We Evaluate

Together with the Ministry for Finance, which funds policies, we monitor, analyse and assess existing and proposed policies to support their implementation by Government and learn from the experience of past policy drafts.

The Agency’s Role in Policymaking

We Set the Agenda

We create a vision for Malta’s energy and water sectors and identify any obstacles we may face when making our vision a reality. Our agenda is guided by EU Regulations and Directives.

We Set the Agenda

We create a vision for Malta’s energy and water sectors and identify any obstacles we may face when making our vision a reality. Our agenda is guided by EU Regulations and Directives.

We Formulate

We participate in national discussions to strategise on how to achieve our vision and how best to address any issues. We also consult relevant ministries and stakeholders to ensure we have considered all areas that policies will affect.

We Facilitate Policy Adoption

Once discussions have taken place and policies drafted, we present them to the relevant Minister for endorsement. New or changed public policies are often adopted following a decision made by the Cabinet or Minister, without a legislative change.

We Implement

We work to transform the words of policy documents into reality.

We Evaluate

Together with the Ministry for Finance, which funds policies, we monitor, analyse and assess existing and proposed policies to support their implementation by Government and learn from the experience of past policy drafts.

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