The Energy Authority of Suriname (EAS) is an autonomous institution, established by the Act of 2016. The EAS performs supervisory and steering tasks and duties aimed at establishing and promoting optimal availability, affordability and sustainability in the energy sector of Suriname. The EAS derives its powers from various laws and regulations, including the Electricity Act 2016. The EAS duties are aimed at regulating, monitoring, informing and advising the sector in order for the generation, transmission and distribution of energy to be guaranteed in favor of sustainable social and economic development of Suriname. The EAS started its operations in August 2020.