By Emmanuel Daudu, Abuja
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Associations Alliance (REEEA-A)… will be having its Launching on 25th February 2021 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall, Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja.
The body which has Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies (REEETs) as a means of improving energy access in Nigeria and beyond as it’s vision and improving the quality and standards of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies (REEETs) research, policy and practice by strengthening the capacity for REEETs knowledge generation, dissemination and deployment for sustainable development of Nigeria and beyond, as it’s mission is inviting the general public to its official inauguration ceremony.
Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje, the National Publicity Secretary of CREN – a member-Association of the nascent Alliance (REEEA-A), who disclosed this to journalists via a release stated that the overall Objectives of the organisation is to build Nigeria’s capabilities in renewable energy and energy efficient technologies for sustainable development
Dr. Uzodinma, elucidating further, stated that a key aspect for the development of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) in Nigeria is the need to strengthen established organizations to efficiently and effectively play their role as promoters under a single body.
“Consequently, the ‘Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Associations – Alliance’ (REEEA – Alliance) was established as the umbrella body with the support of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP II). NESP is a technical assistance programme, co-funded by the European Union and the German Government and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power. NESP aims at enabling and fostering investments in the domestic market for RE and EE and at improving access to Electricity in disadvantaged, mostly rural areas in Nigeria.
Besides NESP, the REEEA – Alliance is also supported through the ‘Chamber and Associations Partnership Program’ which is financed by the Federal German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Under this partnership project the German Solar Industry Association, BSW-Solar, based in Berlin supports the newly founded REEEA-Alliance to develop into a strong, independent, and sustainable organization”.
In a brief background about the body, he said, the REEEA-Alliance was registered in September 2020 and the founding members of the Association are:
Association of Energy Engineers of Nigeria (AEE)
Council of Renewable Energy in Nigeria (CREN)
Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria (RAESON)
Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN)
Sustainable Energy Practitioners Association of Nigeria (SEPAN)
Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (SESN)
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Associations.