Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) is a coalition of industry associations within the renewable energy and energy efficiency space in Uganda. It was incorporated in 2015 to consolidate the voices of the many clean energy associations for the adoption of renewable energies.
UNREEEA aims at enhancement of skills development and management, synergy and continuous improvement in policy and business environment through effective and constructive engagement with stakeholders. Thus promoting sustainable economic development and use of renewable energy solutions.
With a renewable energy resource potential of 2000 MW of hydro power, 450 MW of geothermal, 460 million tonnes of biomass standing sustainable annual yield of 50 million tons, and an average of 5-6 kWh/m2 / day of solar energy, wind and geothermal power, Uganda has the ability to meet its skyrocketing energy demands sustainably while promoting business through a vibrant public-private sector partnership as it is the development trend worldwide today.
The Alliance as an apex organization brings together a network of six industrious member associations under which various companies and enterprises subscribe. The associations include:
- Biomass Energy Efficient Technologies Association (BEETA)
- Uganda National Bio-gas Alliance (UNBA)
- Hydro-power Association of Uganda (HPAU)
- Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA)
- Energy Efficiency Association of Uganda (EEAU/Energy Auditors)
- Wind Power Association of Uganda (WPAU)
A dynamic and well-established Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sector contributing to sustainable development
To coordinate, support and represent members to foster growth within the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sector
The alliance aims to:
Negotiate conducive policies and create an enabling business environment
Strengthen UNREEEA and Member Associations’ ability to meet their mandate
Enhance skills development and knowledge management within the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector
Organizational Structure of UNREEEA’s Network
In terms of UNREEEA leadership structure, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the supreme body and apex decision making organ of the Alliance. After the AGM is the Board which presides over the Secretariat. The Secretariat then carries out the management and operations functions of the alliance