For the first time in world history we are witnessing a global public health emergency, with simultaneous effects on the whole planet. In the span of fifteen days, the State of Emergency, or its equivalent, was declared in the six countries represented in RELOP (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe).
The main priority of the energy sector regulator was to guarantee the security of supply, consumer protection and the stabilization of the sector during confinement and the subsequent economic instability.
RELOP quickly launched a survey to its members in order to identify the main tendencies, innovative responses and good practices adopted by the portuguese-speaking energy regulators. The results of this query were discussed and analised in the Webinar “Impacts of COVID-19”, on the 22nd May 2020.
Following this webinar, RELOP now launches a comprehensive study which analyses the regulatory response of its member-entities, along with each country’s government’s reaction, in the first stage of the pandemic.