NREP Implementation Strategy

NREP implementation is guided by fundamental principles that guide energy and developmental alliances including purposeful delivery of outputs; subsidiarity to distribute authority, responsibility and accountability between management levels, units, programs and partners; in-built institutional learning based on monitoring, evaluation and learning framework; transparency based on open communication; and nurturing and maintaining broad partnerships to leverage, resources, capacities and knowledge bases. The NREP institutes organized systems (structures, strategies, policies and guidelines) that support sustenance of the initiative goals and actions. This section details the Platform approaches, tools, techniques & designs, people support & organizational change & management support needs, capacity building efforts, leadership and governance operations, communication plans as well as means of measurement of progress and performance towards each hub output and related results.

NREP’s strategic approach is centered on five thematic areas: Technology Development and Deployment-TIDD; Training, Research & Com. of Practice C-R4D; Policy, Planning, Standards, Quality, Institutions and Markets-PPSQIM; Access to finance – RE-Finance; and Information and Knowledge Hub-RE- KHub. The different RE&EE sub-sector sub-committees, networks, multi actor platforms and task-forces are anchored to these thematic areas.

Thematic Areas

1. Technology development, Innovation, deployment and market development

  • Objective

  • The major objective is to strengthen renewable energy technological developments, deployment and transfer in Uganda.  This will be through enhanced innovation and development of renewable energy technologies, piloting and transfer of more effective innovations in the renewable energy arena. The thematic group will promote latest technology, developing market linkages and commercialization

  • Output

  • Renewable Energy Technology and Innovation development, transfer and deployment, development of market linkages strengthened in Uganda.

    Increased adoption and deployment of renewable energy technologies among communities of practice, private sector, and across all consumer entities. Increased Market development and commercialization of contemporary technologies.

The major objective is to strengthen renewable energy technological developments, deployment and transfer in Uganda.  This will be through enhanced innovation and development of renewable energy technologies, piloting and transfer of more effective innovations in the renewable energy arena. The thematic group will promote latest technology, developing market linkages and commercialization

Renewable Energy Technology and Innovation development, transfer and deployment, development of market linkages strengthened in Uganda.

Increased adoption and deployment of renewable energy technologies among communities of practice, private sector, and across all consumer entities. Increased Market development and commercialization of contemporary technologies.

2. Capacity Building, Research and Communities of practice

  • Objective

  • The objective is to identify effective and efficient mechanisms for development of the renewable energy sector through technical skills expertise transfer and discourse in Uganda in general, and among the communities of practice in particular.

  • Output

  • RE Technical skills Capacity, and Communities of Practice in place Strengthened.

    Training, Research and Functional national think tanks on RE development and productive use of energy developed.

The objective is to identify effective and efficient mechanisms for development of the renewable energy sector through technical skills expertise transfer and discourse in Uganda in general, and among the communities of practice in particular.

RE Technical skills Capacity, and Communities of Practice in place Strengthened.

Training, Research and Functional national think tanks on RE development and productive use of energy developed.

3. Policy, planning and market development, Standards, Quality, Institutions and Markets

  • Objective

  • To develop renewable energy transformative policies and frameworks that aim at boosting the renewable energy sector market performance and commercialization; to enable rapid uptake and deployment of renewable energy across the sector, capacity building and information dissemination.

  • Output

  • Information and knowledge on policies, standards, procedures for quality, trade and markets strengthened. A renewable energy sector policy monitoring framework and an advocacy platform formulated.

To develop renewable energy transformative policies and frameworks that aim at boosting the renewable energy sector market performance and commercialization; to enable rapid uptake and deployment of renewable energy across the sector, capacity building and information dissemination.

Information and knowledge on policies, standards, procedures for quality, trade and markets strengthened. A renewable energy sector policy monitoring framework and an advocacy platform formulated.

4. Platforms for information exchange established and strengthened

  • Objective

  • Output

  • Platforms for Information exchange established and strengthened. Communication products e.g. web portal and resource Centre established

    Training, Research and Functional national think tanks on RE development and productive use of energy developed.

Platforms for Information exchange established and strengthened. Communication products e.g. web portal and resource Centre established

Training, Research and Functional national think tanks on RE development and productive use of energy developed.

5. Access to affordable financing

  • Objective

    • To identify and promote innovative financial modalities like results-based financing, financial aggregation, and emerging financial technologies to enhance inclusive financing in the sector. E.g pay-as-you-go business models and, public finance innovations
    • Advocate financing for a broad range of services from small-scale low-carbon energy assets to utility-scale projects and credit-based finance instruments.
  • Output

  • Access to affordable renewable energy Finance – enhanced. Innovative financing, projects facilitations, tools and platforms

     Policy options and advocacy for addressing factors affecting investments in decentralized and renewable energy arenas, knowledge for proven  business models to stimulate sustainable growth of RE

  • To identify and promote innovative financial modalities like results-based financing, financial aggregation, and emerging financial technologies to enhance inclusive financing in the sector. E.g pay-as-you-go business models and, public finance innovations
  • Advocate financing for a broad range of services from small-scale low-carbon energy assets to utility-scale projects and credit-based finance instruments.

Access to affordable renewable energy Finance – enhanced. Innovative financing, projects facilitations, tools and platforms

 Policy options and advocacy for addressing factors affecting investments in decentralized and renewable energy arenas, knowledge for proven  business models to stimulate sustainable growth of RE