Studie Energiezentrum Ostafrika (EACREEE)

Contract partner: IT Power Country: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 47.625,00 Project start: 25.01.2013 End: 25.04.2013

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and UNIDO are assisting the East African Community (EAC) in the establishment of the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE). The creation of a regional RE&EE promotion agency responds to the difficult energy situation in the EAC countries which are facing the challenges of energy access, energy security and climate change mitigation simultaneously. In an inception and a validation workshop as well as during visits to all 5 countries Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda the national stakeholders are involved and their recommendations considered.

The objectives of the assignment are:

• conduct a RE&EE baseline report and feasibility study on the establishment of the EACREEE and possible technical and institutional design options

• ccontribute to the organisation of a regional inception meeting and a validation meeting to review and validate the draft feasibility study

• finalize the feasibility study and develop a detailed project document on the preparatory and first operational phase (2014 to 2018) of the Centre by using the UNIDO project document templates.

project number 2701-00/2012
source of funding OEZA
sector Energiegewinnung, -Verteilung und -Effizienz, allgemein
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