• Promoting Finance and Investment
    Promoting Finance and Investment
  • Trade Promotion and AGOA
    Trade Promotion and AGOA
  • Developing Regional Value Chains
    Developing Regional Value Chains
  • Expanding Agribusiness and Trade
    Expanding Agribusiness and Trade
  • Improving Regional Trade Facilitation
    Improving Regional Trade Facilitation
  • Improving Regional Trade
    Improving Regional Trade

Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy Winnie StewartUSAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub is assisting the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland with the development of a Renewable Energy and Independent Power Producer Policy (IPP) and Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment. The policy is intended to guide and expand the role of the private sector in developing the country’s renewable energy sources and diversify the supply and nature of energy production.

In Swaziland, significant regulatory, economic, and technical barriers have constrained the development of the renewable energy sources and IPP participation in the power sector. On June 10, 2015, the Trade Hub held a validation workshop in Mbabane, Swaziland, to provide an opportunity for key stakeholders in the energy sector to offer their inputs in the finalization of the policy document. The discussion generated comments and recommendations that will be addressed in the final document, and the Department of Energy confirmed that the workshop provided sufficient endorsement of the draft document to allow its finalization.

Photo: Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy Winnie Stewart


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