USAID Helps Develop Clean Energy Policy for Zambia

USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub has been working closely with Zambia’s Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development at the Department of Energy to develop a Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff (REFIT) Policy for the country, which will enable the government to buy renewable energy from producers at pre-determined prices. A successful REFIT policy will help reduce price volatility and increase renewable energy uptake in Zambia.

 
“This country requires innovative energy solutions to ensure that all our people have access to modern forms of energy,” explains Minister of Mines, Energy, and Water Development Christopher Yaluma. “In addition, renewable energy development has the potential to contribute to increased access to clean energy, job creation, economic growth, food security and poverty reduction among others.”
 
REFIT is one of the most prominent economic policies promoting renewable energy technologies in the power sector.
Country
Zambia
Sectors
Energy, Adaptation
Strategic Objective
Mitigation
Topics
Mitigation, Climate Policy, Clean Energy
Region
Africa

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