The National Energy Policy (2009 – 2030)
The goals and strategies underpinning the National Energy Policy (2009 – 2030) are comprehensive and are expected to be flexible and adaptable to meet new challenges and opportunities as they arise. The strategic framework of the policy also addresses both supply and demand energy issues that the country faces and as such places priority attention on seven key areas:
- Security of Energy Supply through diversification of fuels as well as development of renewables;
- Modernizing the country’s energy infrastructure;
- Development of renewable energy sources such as solar and hydro;
- Energy conservation and efficiency;
- Development of a comprehensive governance/regulatory framework;
- Enabling government ministries, departments and agencies to be a model/leader for the rest of society in terms of energy management; and
- Eco-efficiency in industries.
Renewable Energy Sub-Policy
The Renewable Energy Sub-Policy focuses on meeting the national energy policy goals with regard to competitiveness, environment, and security of supply, R&D and the development of a sustainable energy market. The primary focus is on the deployment of wind, the emerging potential and deployment of biomass and biofuels, the development of energy-from-waste initiatives, exploratory work on ocean energy and the deployment of other technologies such as solar and hydro technologies.