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UNDP is supporting the Ministry of Energy in implementing Tanzania’s first energy efficiency action plan with the support of the European Union (EU). The overall objective of the project is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all in Tanzania. The specific goal is to speed up the implementation of a first set of seven (7) key energy efficiency actions and to create a full, up-to-date energy efficiency action plan that will be linked to the Tanzania Energy Efficiency Strategy (TEES). This will help carry out the country's energy policy and the strategic goals set by the Tanzania National Development Vision 2025, making sure that energy efficiency is a major factor in boosting the country's economy and society.

The 3-year project, jointly prepared by the Ministry of Energy and UNDP, is expected to help the country in strengthening the legal, regulatory, and institutional frameworks and administrative actions to support implementation and introduction of energy efficiency actions; help large energy consumers and general users to identify and implement quantifiable investments in energy efficiency; help in capacity and skills development, job creation, and increased employability in the energy efficiency and renewable energy services and technology sectors, particularly for women and youth; and increase public awareness, access to information, stakeholder dialogue, and visibility of the financial, economic, and societal benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy. 

 Seven (7) key energy efficiency actions under this project are included: -

  1. Review and update the Energy Efficiency Action Plan and prepare the Energy Efficiency Strategy to be aligned with the Action Plan
  2. Development of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and Labelling.
  3. Develop and implement a framework for energy performance certification in large buildings.
  4. Enhancement of Energy Consumption Data for Large Energy Consumers.
  5. Development and implementation of a framework for managing large energy consumers.
  6. Development of professional qualifications and skills in Energy Management and Audit.
  7. Creation of Energy Efficiency Awareness of the Public. 

EEAP is led by the Ministry of Energy, which partners with various other players, including the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organisation (TIRDO), the Tanzania Electrical Supply Company (TANESCO), the Rural Energy Agency (REA), the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), the Energy and Water Regulatory Authority (EWURA), the President’s Office Regional and Local Government Authority (PO-RALG), the National Construction Council (NCC), and others.