RAERESA was officially launched on 16 March 2009 and came officially into existence with the signing of its Constitution by seven national energy regulators from COMESA Member States, namely:
- Rwanda and
Currently, as at April 2022, RAERESA has 14 Full Members and 5 Associate Members.
Full Members of RAERESA:
- Authority of Regulation of Water and Energy Sectors (AREEN) of the Republic of Burundi;
- Regulatory Authority of Electricity Sector (l’Autorité de Regulation du secteur de l’électricité) (ARE) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC);
- Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency of the Arab Republic of Egypt;
- Energy Regulatory Authority of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;
- Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Kenya;
- Electricity Regulation Office of the Republic of Madagascar;
- Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Malawi;
- The Utility Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Mauritius;
- Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Rwanda;
- Seychelles Energy Commission of the Republic of Seychelles;
- Electricity Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Sudan;
- Electricity Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Uganda; and
- Energy Regulation Board of the Republic of Zambia.
- Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Zimbabwe
Associate Members of RAERESA:
Associate Members of RAERESA are those COMESA Member States which have not yet established an energy regulator. Those include the following:
- Republic Comoros
- Republic of Eritrea
- Republic of Libya
- Republic of Somalia
- Republic of Tunisia
Observers Member of RAERESA
- The Republic of Djibouti.
- The Kingdom of Eswatini
RAERESA is a member of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER).