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Adopting policies and mechanisms to promote the efficient exploitation, development, joint research and utilisation of various energy resources available within the region.

Overview of Energy Sector

Energy is essential in the running of daily domestic activities and operation of industry. Availability of sufficient, reliable and affordable energy is crucial for the functioning of the economies of the EAC Partner States. As a service and productive sector, energy plays a catalytic role in stimulating investments and higher levels of productivity.

Energy supply and access

Energy supply and access is an integral part of the EAC Development Strategy. It focuses on supply of sufficient, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly energy.

Attracting investments in Energy Sector

Development of the energy sector covering both renewable and non-renewable energy sources is aimed at facilitating the broader EAC objectives of attracting investments, competitiveness and trade for mutual benefit.

Energy sub-sectors

Co-operation in the energy sector among the EAC Partner States is governed by Article 101 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community. The sector is organised into three sub-sectors, namely:

  1. Power (including transmission and interconnectivity)
  2. New and Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency
  3. Fossil fuels


East African Community
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Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac@eachq.org