EU support to building an energy efficiency programme for SADC’s industrial players

HCL’s SE4All TAF team travelled to Maputo, Mozambique to support the organization of the workshop ‘Technical Stakeholders Workshop for the SADC region’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Programme (SIEEP)’

A new EU-funded Energy Efficiency programme aims to boost competitiveness of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States’ industries by building their capacity to adopt, invest and use energy efficient technologies and practices- and eventually reduce energy consumption, which amounts to up to 35% of production costs.

More than 20 representatives from SADC Member States, Regional Bodies, Energy Regulators, National Utilities, private sector players and development partners from across the Southern Africa region along with about 20 representatives of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique gathered in Maputo on October

SADC Industrial Energy Efficiency Programme Technical Stakeholders’ Workshop (19&20 Oct 2017, Hotel Cardoso)

19-20, to discuss the increasing importance of energy efficiency in the industrial sector and design an implementable programme.

The ‘Technical Stakeholders Workshop for the SADC region’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Programme (SIEEP)’ was organised by the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE), with support from the European Union, and hosted by the Government of Mozambique.

The workshop addressed the role of energy efficiency into shaping and implementing the region’s industrialisation strategy, leading to a more competitive and sustainable industrial sector in SADC. The technical deliberations were focused on the design and development of the SADC region’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Programme (SIEEP) for the next 10 years. Special focus was placed on the manufacturing sub-sector of the Industry. National, regional and international organisations, and industry players contributed experiences on energy efficiency practices and measures, policy, institutional and financial frameworks, as well as the required skills/ capacity to support energy efficiency measures.

With support from the European Union Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) for the ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ Initiative – Eastern and Southern Africa, a Scoping Study has been carried out which will inform the design and development of the SIEEP.

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