The Ministry of Environment requires that desalination plants and powerhouse in the Maldives are registered. In order to carry out the registration process, environmental clearance is required from EPA. All RO plants in operation are required to be registered with the environment ministry.
All RO plants presently under operation in the resort sector are required to be audited by an independent consultant. After auditing, the plants that do not comply with the regulation or lacks the requirements will be required to correct the issues.
Environmental Protection Agency has decided that an Environmental Audit Environmental is required for the registration of desalination plant under the Desalination Regulation of the Maldives and Guidelines for Power System Approval issued by the Maldives Energy Authority.
At present, the Ministry of Tourism will not issue operating license unless these requirements are not met.