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About us

We are Taking Small Steps to enable the Successful Transition from Traditional Forms of Energy and embrace Renewables

Uganda meets more than 90% of its energy demand with biomass, 6% with fossil fuel combustion and only about 26% of the overall population has access to electricity with only 7% in rural areas. The demand for firewood for cooking needs has exceeded the natural reproduction, leading to deforestation.

The Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) based at-Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda plays a big role as an influencer for change from traditional forms of energy to sustainable and clean forms of energy through actionable research, renewable energy product testing, trainings and innovations. The dynamic centre has been able to achieve many milestones in this area by giving methodological, technical and well researched approaches in the thematic areas of rural electrification, energy for productive use, energy efficiency, household energy, energy entrepreneurship and energy testing. With a mission to enhance access to modern types of energy, the centre for the last 20years has worked with government organizations, donors, private sector, individuals and academia to provide innovative programs, technical expertise through capacity building activities providing business support, knowledge sharing and advisory nationally, regionally and globally

Protect and enhance environment for future generations.
ecosystems are imperative to maintaining a healthy planet.

What we are Doing?

WASTE TO ENERGY
WASTE TO ENERGY
Supporting communities to make energy from waste material like left over food waste, animal waste and plant waste.
AWARENESS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
AWARENESS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Creating awareness to communities to embrace and utilize sustainable forms of energy. 
QUALITY ASSURANCE
QUALITY ASSURANCE
Testing products like solar PV panels, batteries, lanterns and cookstoves for efficiency. This is to ensure availability of quality Renewable Energy products on the market.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Preserving the environment through design and development of modern energy products that reduce the strain on the environment like improved cookstoves.
Energy - Household

We Are Experianced

Globalization Work and Network Growth 90%
Success Mission 80%
Impact Reach in Uganda 70%
  • 2001

    CREEC started as a project at the Faculty of Engineering at Makerere University

  • 2010

    CREEC gained semi-autonomous status from Makerere University and registered as a not for profit organisation.

  • 2017

    CREEC testing laboratories were recognized under the UNBS laboratory recognition under ISO 17025 testing standard.

  • 2019

    CREEC was accreditated as an assessment centre to conduct competence based assessments in line with Uganda Vocational Qualifications Framework (UVQF)