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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) Southern Africa Secretariat


Block E
Upper Grayston Office Park
150 Linden Street

Tel: 011 201 4785
Cellphone: 072 444 3445
Fax: 021 701 3365
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Contact: Jaspon Schaffler - REEEP Southern Africa Manager

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a global compact among progressive governments, businesses and organisations committed to accelerating the development of renewable and energy efficiency systems (REES). The REEEP was initiated at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in August 2002 and was funded initially by the UK Government. The partnership is currently supported financially by a number of governments including: Australia, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, The United States and the European Commission. The REEEP provides an open and flexible framework within which governments work together to meet their own sustainable energy objectives according to their own timetables.

The overall REEEP approach is based on two central themes of policy and regulation and, secondly, finance. The development of these themes has been supported since REEEP?s inception in 2003 through the funding of over 40 projects globally which are currently underway or have been completed.

REEEP's International Secretariat is based in Vienna and it works closely with the regional secretariats which have been established in Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, Latin and Central America, India and Southern Africa. Plans are underway toestablish additional regional secretariats. AGAMA Energy is coordinating the regional secretariat for Southern Africa ? covering Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Swaziland.

Existing projects

  • Black Economic Empowerment in Energy Efficiency ? South Africa
  • Sustainable Energy Regulation Network ? Southern Africa
  • Renewable Energy Financiers Network ? Southern Africa
  • Tradable Renewable Energy Certificate ? developing countries
  • Removal of Barriers to Regeneration of Small Hydro
  • Creating Energy Efficiency Finance Models for South African Urban Water Sector
  • Developing a finance model for renewable energy upgrade in low-income housing, South Africa.