Activities and Services

SACREEE was established to contribute towards increased access to modern energy services and improved energy security across the SADC Region through the promotion of market based uptake of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficient (EE) technologies and energy services. It is SACREEEs mandate to play a key role in the implementation of the recently adopted Southern Africa Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (REEESAP).


REEESAP - Southern Africa Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan

The REEESAP is a regional framework from which SADC Member States will develop their own RE&EE Strategies and Action Plans and will thus kick-start national processes to accelerate energy transitions in the region, including development of national action plans.


The key strategic objectives for this REEESAP are to:

  • achieve energy security by closing the current supply/demand deficit largely in the power sector and enabling future economic growth and industrialization;
  • increase availability, accessibility and affordability of modern energy services particularly to the poor that largely depend on inefficient traditional forms of energy in order to enhance their socio-economic status and hence alleviate poverty;
  • offset the risk associated with energy imports in the form of large import bills and uncertainty of supply aggravated by the impact of currency fluctuations;
  • mobilize financial resources for investment for both RE/EE projects and manufacturing of RE/EE equipment in the SADC Region, the latter contributing to industrialization agenda of SADC; and
  • achieve low carbon development paths and climate resilient energy systems in MS and hence the Region.


Action plans to achieve these objectives are framed along the following strategic interventions:

  • Strengthen national and regional institutions to adopt and implement RE/EE projects;
  • Create policies, strategies, plans and other frameworks to ensure an enabling environment for RE/EE investments;
  • Have appropriate regulation and standardization frameworks for RE/EE projects and investments;
  • Attract private sector participation in investments for RE and EE;
  • Build capacity to design, develop, build, implement and maintain RE/EE projects;
  • Attract financing for RE/EE projects;
  • Develop projects, technologies and transfer know how to meet demand targets;
  • Promote adoption of RE/EE through information, advocacy and awareness; and
  • Consider cross-sectoral and cross-cutting issues when implementing RE/EE projects.


The REEESAP also outlines the bodies that are mandated with the implementation, as SACREEE, Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) and Regional Energy Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA) with the bulk of the activities being mandated to SACREEE.

SACREEE develops and executes regional programs and projects around the following four output areas 

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