ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

BACKGROUND

Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy is one of the technical departments of the Ministry. It is responsible for energy conservation technologies and techniques as well as the promotion of new and renewable sources of energy.

MISSION STATEMENT

To develop and promote increased use of new and renewable sources of energy and ensure efficient production and utilization of energy

OVERALL FUNCTIONS

  • Formulate renewable energy and energy conservation policies, strategies and action plans;
  • Identify, develop and facilitate implementation of Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy projects and programs;
  • Disseminate energy conservation technologies and techniques and renewable energy technologies;
  • Develop and monitor renewable energy technologies; and
  • Facilitate research and development of renewable energy technologies

BENEFITS OF ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLES

Renewable energy resources

  • Contribute towards reducing imports as they complement /substitute conventional sources of energy;
  • Improve access to energy services especially in rural areas as they are decentralized thereby supporting rural development; and
  • Contribute towards sustainable development as they do not produce harmful emissions to the environment.

Energy conservation

  • Defers investments in new generation plants;
  • Increases cost competitiveness of products and services; and

Reduces energy import bills, environmental degradation and pollution

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