•  Formulate energy and power development policies;
  •  Develop a legal and regulatory framework for the energy sector;
  •  Monitor and evaluate the implementation of energy and power development policies and programmes;
  •  Initiate and implement reforms in the power and petroleum sector;
  •  Plan and coordinate energy supply and power development options;
  •  Attract investment in the sector;
  •  Oversee energy state enterprises;
  •  Promote the development and efficient utilisation of renewable and non- renewable sources of energy;
  •  Promote the use of energy efficient technologies and techniques;
  •  Develop a data base on energy use technologies and investment opportunities and disseminate such information; and
  •  Facilitate the implementation of research and development findings in the sector.