Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PREEEP) (Completed)

Project description

Title: Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PREEEP)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Co-funded by: The German Climate Technology Initiative (DKTI), the Dutch German-Norwegian-Swiss Partnership “Energising Development” (EnDev), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUV), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the European Union (EU)
Country: Uganda
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD)​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2019 to 2023



Uganda is richly endowed with natural resources. In terms of energy, the country has abundant biomass, including large quantities of non-woody biomass and water resources. It also has excellent potential as far as the generation of solar, geothermal and wind energy is concerned. Water and biomass make the biggest contributions to the energy demands of Uganda’s population. The unsustainable and inefficient use of the available resources has, however, left the country with an insufficient energy supply.


The programme supports the process of increasing the amount of electricity from renewable sources and improves its accessibility as well as energy efficiency.



The programme works through six commissions:

Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (PREEEP), which aims to improve the framework conditions for increased access to clean energy in rural and peri-urban areas.

Pro Mini-Grids, which promote the use of mini-grids for rural electrification.

Energising Development (EnDev), which supports market development and improved framework conditions in Uganda to increase access to sustainable, efficient, and high-quality clean cooking and solar energy technologies and services.

Green People’s Energy (GBE), which seeks to improve access to decentralised renewable energy systems for farmers, enterprises, cooperatives, and social institutions in rural areas through investment and other means.

Energy Solutions for Displacement Settings (ESDS), which provides advisory services and supports market-based solutions for access to sustainable cooking energy and electricity.

Global Carbon Market, which supports the Ugandan government and private sector in using the carbon market.

The programme also implements activities through supplementary projects, namely, DIAPOL-CE – Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Management on Low Emission Development Strategies, Global Energy Transformation (GET.transform), FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for all and the Project Development Programme (PDP).


Last update: June 2022