Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (JCEE)

Project description

Title: Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (JCEE)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Egypt
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE​​​​​​​)
Overall term: 2019 to 2023

Hands-on PV Rooftop Installation training


In order to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Egypt Vision 2030 strategy has been adopted. One priority is to secure and develop sustainable energy production and consumption.

At the core of the Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy (ISES) 2035 set by the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE), the Government of Egypt targets an ambitious share of renewable energy exceeding 20 per cent in the electricity mix by 2022 and 42 per cent by 2035. A holistic transformation of the electricity sector has been underway to enable reaching these targets through private sector participation and public-private partnerships. Further ambitious targets within the Egyptian Energy Transition are supported by the project, such as energy efficiency improvements in all sectors through the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP).

The Government of Egypt is actively developing a national climate regime to support low-emission transformation and climate resilience to meet its commitments to international climate agreements.


Improvement of Egyptian frameworks and operational conditions for reduction of Greenhouse Gas intensity of electricity supply and demand in Egypt.

JCEE enables sustainable electricity production and consumption in Egypt through supporting measures in renewable energy and improving, energy efficiency and climate change mitigation.

Zaafarana, Red Sea Wind Power Plant. Photographer Ralf Becker


Since 2008, JCEE has been a platform for high-level policy coordination and implementation between Egypt and Germany in the electricity sector. JCEE jointly implements activities with its partner entities in five fields:

  • Utility-scale Renewable Energies
  • National Energy Efficiency Strategy
  • Renewables and Efficiency at the Utility Level
  • Efficiency Technologies in Industry, and
  • Climate Finance and Capacity Development.

Last update: July 2021