The Public Authority for Electricity and Water is a governmental institution founded on 9th of September 2007 by Royal Decree No. (92/2007), under the requisites of two royal decrees, nos. (58/2009) and (59/2009) issued on October 11, 2009. The Public Authority for Electricity and Water is the regulator for the water sector in Oman. In contrast to the water sector, PAEW's role in the electricity sector is limited to policy overview. In addition to this, PAEW is also a direct water service provider, responsible for supplying potable water to all homes and businesses in Oman except in Sohar city and in the Dhofar governorate. In total, PAEW serves a population of more than 2.4 million people, transporting on average more than 650,000 cubic meters of water per day.