Somalia

Somalia has one of the lowest energy consumptions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Somalia relies on fuel wood and charcoal, and imported petroleum to meet its energy needs and it accounts for 82% of the country’s total energy consumption. It suffers from lack of electricity in rural areas. In urban areas as Mogadishu 60 % of the population is connected to electricity while, in smaller cities only 23 % are connected to electrical services.

Renewable energy presents a way to address the current energy deficiencies and related problems in the country. According the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), the country has the highest potential of any African country for onshore wind power.

More than 50% of Somalia has wind speeds greater than 6 meters per second, which are excellent for electric energy production.As for solar energy, Somalia gets on average 2,900 to 3,100 hours per year of sunlight and has one of the highest daily averages of total solar radiation in the world.

Somalia joined RCREEE in 2015.

It was calculated that about 30% of the predicted global increase in energy demand will come from the Arab region.An urgent need to put more focus on Energy the residential, industrial and commercial sectors to reduce emissions is emerging. To further discuss this matter, Copenhagen Center on...
6-8 Jan 2019: RCREEE participated at African Union Commission (AUC) workshop organized in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop was part of the validation process for the implementation Strategy and Action plan of AUC program “Harmonized Regulatory Framework for Electricity market in Africa”...
IDS GmbH in cooperation with RCREEE organize a 3-day conference and exhibition on "Implementation of Modern Technologies in Maintenance of Thermal/Natural Gas Power Plants and Wind Farms" held on 2-4 April 2019 at Sibenik, Republic of Croatia. The conference aims to enable knowledge exchange...
Role-models are an important catalyst to drive more young women towards clean energy and inspire them to aim for leaderships positions. RCREEE, in cooperation with ATA insights invite you to join our first webinar featuring Sustainable Energy Arab Female leaders’ experiences and discussing the...
As an advisory board member, RCREEE supports the Saudi Sustainable Energy and Technology Forum held from 29 April to 01 May 2019. The Saudi Sustainable Energy and Technology Forum takes into account the current renewable energy landscape, bringing together senior stakeholders, policy makers,...
In celebration of the Arab Energy Efficiency Day organized annually on 21 May by the Energy Department - Economic Sector - the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States., the Energy Department announces the 2019 competition on "Facilities Going Green: Best practice". The deadline for...
25 January 2019, Cairo, Egypt: After screening and shortlisting more than 600 applications, RCREEE contracted six new interns in its regional internship program APSEY TM . Arriving from six Arab countries (Bahrain, Sudan and Yemen, Libya, Iraq and Somalia) interns will spend six months working on...
December 24, 2018- Cairo, Egypt: Although the RE markets are not progressing at the same pace in all countries, nevertheless, the Arab region currently possesses adequate experience in following various approaches for deploying RE technologies. Competitive Bidding schemes, feed-in tariff, and net-...
RCREEE is pleased to strategically partner with Terrapinn organizing the The Solar Show MENA 2019. The Solar Show MENA 2019, which is co-located with The Wind Show MENA and The Energy Storage Show MENA, is one of the biggest renewable energy events in the region as its expected to help shaping the...
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries have set their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in line with sustainable development goals 7 and 13 and are taking action towards achieving them. Progress is being made and efforts are ongoing, but the implementation is only scratching the...

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Description: It’s the second edition of The Arab Future Energy Index (AFEX). It provides an assessment and benchmark tool that provides a detailed comparison of renewable energy and energy efficiency development in 17 countries of the Arab region on more than 30 diffe
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2015
Langauge: English
Description: A guide to the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP) development process. NEEAP are being developed in the Arab region to effectively create sustainable long-term market transformation towards energy efficiency through electricity savings.
Document type: Plans
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: English
Description: This report summarizes the Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy and highlights the main motives for its adoption, and its relation with the AREF key provisions and NREAP template as tools for implementation.
Document type: Plans
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: English
Description: This document defines the SHAMCI certification scheme, and gives the rules for certification of solar collectors and solar water heaters for the Arab States .
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
Description: The Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth™ (APSEY) is a regional sustainable energy internship program which targets young professionals and post graduate students of engineering, economy, and law fields from the Arab region.
Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: Land Use Agreements (LUAs) of public owned lands to be used for Renewable Energy (RE) projects are legally binding agreements that needs to be carefully drafted, discussed, reviewed and understood before executing it.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: This document represent a model for Land Use Agreement For Renewable Energy Electricity Generating Facilities In RCREEE Member States
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: This document represents a model for Power Purchase Agreement For Electricity Generated From Renewable Energy In RCREEE Member States.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: Given the existing diverse regulatory and legislative practices on renewable energy in the RCREEE region, the power purchase agreement (PPA) is a highly complex component of any renewable energy (RE) project.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: The intention behind monitoring and evaluation is to inform interested parties about the performance of the national energy efficiency action plans (NEEAP’s) and to improve the planning as well as the design of the future one’s.
Document type: Plans
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English

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