The SADC Secretariat officially informed the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Poly that the SADC Council had approved the establishment of the SACREEE, and that Namibia had been selected as the host country. The approval was based on the recommendations made by the SADC Ministers responsible for Energy at their meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this year.
The SADC Secretariat requested Namibia to accelerate the Preparatory Phase on the establishment of the Centre in order to reach the desired outcomes and migrate towards the first Operational Phase without delay.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy has set up the SACREEE Local Task Team which is chaired by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, with the Namibia Energy Institute as the Secretariat. Other members nominated to the Task Team are NamPower, the Electricity Control Board and the Department of International Relations.
The overall objective of the SACREEE is to contribute towards increased access to modern energy services and improved energy security across the SADC region by promoting market-based uptake of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and services.