Over view

Cognizant of the important role energy plays in boosting development, the Government of Uganda has set the goal to increase access to modern energy to 51% by 2030 and ensure 100% access by 2040. Achieving such an ambitious goal is thought possible through integrated approaches.                                     

The renewable energy sector in Uganda is fragmented, Limited in integrated planning, lacks quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, clear reporting, and knowledge dissemination culture.

This fragmentation has escalated duplication of efforts, exposed the gaps in quality assurance and constrained experience in ensuring system sustainability. As such, there is critical need for strengthening and sustaining the effort for coordination of the renewable energy sector planning, implementation, monitoring as well as charting a way that the sector can be unified towards a common cause

It is against this backdrop that the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) instituted the National Renewable Energy Platform (NREP) in order to strengthen and sustain efforts and support coordination, planning, implementation and monitor developments; as well as charting a common way forward in the RE sector.

Our Vision

The national renewable energy platform seeks to be the lead platform for sustainably developing and utilizing renewable energy resources, services and products in Uganda.

Our Mission

To boost national collective action, harmonization, and subsidiarity for sustainable and competitive development of Uganda’s renewable energy sector. Key to NREP’s vision and mission is the recognition of critical value-addition to national collaboration among actors to meet the energy needs of the Ugandan population, by providing adequate and reliable energy supply for socio-economic growth and sustainable development.

Our Goal

NREP will bring together stakeholders and strategic partners oriented in renewable energy to generate, share and promote knowledge dissemination, enhance innovations in renewable energy so as to solve common challenges and harness opportunities in the energy landscape.

The platform will ensure national representation and harmonization of the renewable energy sector through coordination of various stakeholders and players, while ensuring central governance, enabling the alignment for strategic actions that solve institutional, technical and regulatory challenges experienced in the sector. Specifically, the national renewable energy platform will:

  • Optimize coordination of players/stakeholders and increase access to wider partnership opportunities in the development and delivery of collective actions to address shared challenges in the renewable energy sector
  • Shape and develop a harmonized strategic direction for the renewable energy sector
  • Strengthen private sector and institutional capacities in the renewable energy sector
  • Ensure quality assurance of technology implementation within the renewable energy sector
  • Strengthen national and global partnership to improve access to low-cost finance for RE&EE
  • Improve access to pristine management of information, including funding opportunities for the renewable energy sector in Uganda and regionally.
  • Conduct scientific and research studies, develop and introduce new technologies.

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Executive Committee

The Platform is led by the representatives of the key stakeholders: Government (MEMD), Development Partners, Thematic Leaders and Board Chairperson of the Private Sector Umbrella Organization (UNREEEA). The Chairperson of the NREP Executive Committee is the Commissioner, Renewable Energy Department, at MEMD.

NREP Structure

Secretariat

NREP consists of a Secretariat headed by the NREP Coordinator supported by a lean but effective team. The secretariat is responsible for organizing, coordinating and implementing activities. The Coordinator and the administrative staff assist in organization of the works of experts and thematic groups, and initiate programs and services in accordance with the NREP objectives.