Develop legal framework for renewable energy, COMESA urged

COMMON Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states have been urged to develop legal and regulatory frameworks for renewable energy projects to unlock the potential that exists in clean energy in the region.

In view of this, the Regional Association of Energy Regulators for Eastern and Southern Africa (RAERESA), which is a COMESA specialised institution, is conducting a regional sensitisation workshop to promote the harmonisation of renewable policy and regulatory guidelines among member states.

This is contained in a statement posted on COMESA website on Wednesday that the workshop slated for August 26 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, has drawn 45 participants from 15 member states.

The countries to be represented are Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Swaziland, Egypt, Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar and Comoros.

Others are Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sudan and Uganda.

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