Western Cape Clean Energy Governance Programme
The Western Clean Energy Governance Programme is a partnership project between the Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, the British High Commission and Sustainable Energy Africa.
Overall aim of Programme
The aim of the Clean Energy Governance Programme is to enhance the sustained implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Western Cape Province.
- Due to limited in-house hands & skills a programme objective is to fill this gap by building capacity, skills & relevant information and provide funds for a senior appointment while SEA provides ongoing support.
- Due to perceived financial barriers a programme objective is to develop an investment & financing framework with mechanisms appropriate to the role & powers of provincial government. In 2008 this objective was picked up by the GTZ funded programme which this programme wrote terms of reference for. Funds remaining in the budget for this objective was moved to objective c. as the cost of developing the regulatory framework was under budgeted for.
- Due to a lack of regulatory framework at provincial level a programme objective is to develop a clean energy (renewable/sustainable) energy act that also gives impetus to the financing and institutional requirements.
- In support of the above: institutional reform to support renewable energy and energy efficiency is required and thus the final objective of the programme is to develop an appropriate & sustainable vehicle/mode of implementing this new objective for the province.
The project’s duration is two years and seven months (1st August 2007 to 31st March 2010).
Project Manager: Andrew Janisch