Selected projects on-going and implemented since January 2011


Project name



Remarks / Impact

Role on Assignment

GIZ Small Fund

Green People’s energy -small project fund


February 2022 – September 2022

Training over 200 technicians in Nothern, Eastern, Western and Cetral regions

Capacity development of solar PV technicians with focus on troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance 2022 in 4 regions in Uganda

Berkeley Air Monitoring Group

Assessment of University of Zambia Cookstove Testing Laboratory


February 2022-June 30th 2022


Undertake an assessment of the current capabilities of the Stove Testing facilities at the Technology Development and Advisory Unit (TDAU) at the University of Zambia and to make recommendations to the Government of Zambia (GRZ) and advise it as to how its capacity can be strengthened to enable it to operate as the Zambian center of excellence for stove assessment using current ISO/IWA stove testing standards

Energy Commission, Ghana

Technical capacity building of local stove manufacturers, cookstove associations, Policy maker, stove testers on the basics of cookstove design and interpretation of laboratory test results.


August 2021 -December 2021


Conducted virtual and physical trainings for cookstove stakeholders in Ghana.

1.       Decipher the fundamentals of production development and stove design

2.       Redress the challenges of stove construction materials selection through matching stove performance to materials properties

3.       Educate trainees on relevant stove testing protocols.

o   Develop a training report highlighting gaps identified among participants during both the virtual and physical training

o   Developing the training material that guided

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Promoting Solar Powered Irrigation and pumping in Uganda


August 2021 – May 2022


1) Conduct training needs assessment for each of the categories of the trainees in (solar powered) irrigation technologies.

2.) Develop training content and design training materials for training each category of trainees.

3.) Deliver training for the different categories of trainees i.e., Farmers, Technicians, District Agricultural officers and Banking officers.  Each session of training will have a maximum of 50 trainees


Compilation of a Practical and Illustrated Assembly and Exercise Manual for a Solar PV Training Stand & Training of Trainers


March 2020 – September 2021


1) To create a true to scale schematic drawing of the solar PV training stand including illustrations of the main components showing their location and interconnections.

2) To develop a practical and professionally illustrated manual combining assembly instructions with a collection of 30 practical exercises and experiments for a Solar PV Training Stand & Training of Trainers for the selected VTIs in Uganda.

3) To implement a 5-day solar PV training of trainers (ToT) for 25-50 participants. 4) To assist one further VTI in setting up 10-15 training stands and train 5-6 VTI lecturers and teachers.

Loughborough University, UK

Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Programme _ CREST Pilot Study



January 2021- September 2023


In-field research on cooking with electricity testing of two pilot systems, i.e., AC and DC  PowerHubs in communities

Karlsruhe University of Applied Research, Germany

Solar powered wastewater treatment and reuse for hospitals in Uganda


August 2021- April 2022


Solar training of 20 persons and conducting socio economic surveys


Consultancy services for the verification of solar home systems sales made by distribution partner companies under the Last – Mile Result Based Finance (RBF)


June 2021 –September 2022


Verifications and auditing of paper trails of each claim from each solar company; phone and field verification of installations; Reporting on findings.

Grüne Bürgerenergie (GBE), GIZ  

Inspection of solar off-grid PV systems at up 30 health centres in West Nile sub-region, design & costing of rehabilitation, replacement, new installation and upgrading works as well as verification of works


August 2020- February 2021


Visits to 30 health centres III and IV in West Nile sub-region; inspect the state and functionality of existing solar systems supplying wards and staff houses, assess how existing systems can be rehabilitated or need replacement, properly size all replacement and new systems to adequately cover the electricity demand, design and cost all works, replacement and upgrading or fully new systems, and inspect all works after implementation.

Challenges Uganda through UNCDF

Safety and Health Training


Feb 3rd – Feb 28th, 2021


Training of stove and briquette manufacturing companies on Health and Safety


Loughborough University, UK

Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS); DFID funded research programme on feasibility of Cooking with Electricity in Uganda


March 2020 – March 2022


Implementing Agency / Southern Partner

IFC-World Bank and EED Advisory, Kenya

Study to identify opportunities for private sector engagements in the refugee hosting areas of Uganda under the Dutch Partnership for Improved Prospects.


All the 13 refugee settlements in Uganda

Feb 2020 – March 2021


Market assessment of renewable energy solutions for lighting, cooking and productive uses in refugee hosting areas of Uganda.

Identification of opportunities for the private sector engagement within the refugees hosting areas.

United Nations Development Programme- UNDP

Capacity building training for cookstove tester, Installation of cookstove laboratory testing equipments

Sierra Leone

November 2019-December 2019


Installation of available laboratory equipments supplied at CCDC- Cookstove and Charcoal Development Centre

Procurement of consumables and non- Consumables items for the facility

Testing of installed equipment for functionality

Training personnel on the sustainability operation of the facility, Development of quality checks for equipments

GIZ EnDEV, Uganda

Conducting Baseline Assessment for market-Based Energy access for scale up project in refugee settlements in Uganda


Aug 2019 – 15th Dec 2019


Assessment of the energy market supply and demand situations in 4 refugee settlements and host communities for appropriateness to implement Market based energy access interventions.

SEEN/BEE_ Smart Energy Exchange Networks

Energy Catalyst Round 6: Transforming Energy Access


Nov 2019 – Nov 2023


Organize and facilitate participatory design

workshops within Uganda, feeding into specifications for the smart battery technology as well as oversee Ugandan field trials


Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) – Research Programme on cooking practices using electricity for cooking – Discrete Choice Modelling Study


May 2019


Data collection – Conducted 315 household cooking survey on cooking practices of people in central region.


Safe Water and Energy Access pilot Project


Aug 2019 – June 2020


Market Assessment to identify target households, small businesses and institutions as prospective buyers of Solageo products

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Increasing consumer awareness and protection for off-grid solar


Dec 2018 – Apr 2019

The project was scoped as follows: Implementing a regional awareness campaign, developing a market surveillance plan for solar products, developing a quality assurance framework, training key government stakeholders on product testing and market surveillance as well as solar technicians on the technical aspects of solar.

Project implementation

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Solar PV training for renewable energy and efficiency for solar traders, technicians and vocational instructors in Kitgum and Lamwo districts


Dec 2018 – Feb 2019

Hands on training in the select districts


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – GCRF

Creating Resilient Sustainable Microgrids through Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems

Uganda, Tanzania, Congo

May 2018 – May 2021


Coordination of the African consortium and research

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – GCRF

BEFWAM – Bioenergy, Fertiliser and Clean Water from Invasive Aquatic Macrophytes

Uganda, Tanzania, Congo

Jan 2019 –  Jan 2022


Coordination of the African consortium and research

Fair Trade Africa (FTA)

Consultancy for training, production and sale of improved cook stoves that use coffee husks under improved cookstove project for GREAN Project with a goal of implementing a carbon project program

Uganda (Western and Central regions)

Jun 2018 – Feb 2019

Over 30 farmer trainers from cooperative unions in Western and Central Uganda were trained on the technical and business aspects of improved energy technologies in preparation for implementation of a carbon credit programme in the farmer communities. Followup assessments were done to check implementation.

Consultant, trainer, stove testing


Procurement of solar appliances like TVs, Fans, Refrigerators from Uganda


Aug 2018

This was a followup of the DIFFER study on appliance baseline; to assess the energy efficiency of the products on the market

Procurement and shipping of appliances

GIZ Uganda

Consultancy for Stove testing for two models; Shielded fire stove and Jiko Matawi Stove both to be tested with firewood and charcoal fuels


Mar – Apr 2018

Report findings to informed EnDev priorities

Stove testing

GIZ Uganda

Cook stove tests for 20 household cookstove models (90 samples in total) and publishing results on the CREEC website


May – Oct 2018

Report informed GIZ and the standards body in Uganda (UNBS) about the performance of stoves on the market and also assessed the feasibility of the final draft Uganda cookstove standard

Stove testing

One Acre Fund

Troubleshooting of 4 samples of the Solar Lamp kit using IEC TS 62257-9-5 test method


Apr 2018


Solar testing

GIZ Uganda

Solar PV system sizing and costing for Kampala and Mbale offices


Apr 2018

Field report informed the client

Consultancy – solar

Design and costing of an off-grid PV-installation for Ndejje University


Apr 2018

Installations done for the university

Consultancy – solar

UpEnergy Group Uganda

Determining the performance of the charcoal cook stoves


Feb – May 2018

Test report informed client on performance of the product

Stove testing

Atmosfair gGmbH

Determining the performance of the Save80ICS cook stove


Aug 2018

Test report informed client on performance of the product

Stove testing

Eight 19 Ltd

Testing of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) modules for light-weight solar panels.


Mar – May 2018


Solar testing

Uganda Batteries Limited

Energy audits and recommendations on energy savings and efficiency measures


Mar 2017 – May 2017

Provided recommendations on energy savings and efficiency measures

Conducting Energy audits

INTEGRATION Umwelt & Energie GmbH

Consultancy for assessment of existing briquette manufacturing businesses in refugee camp settings in Uganda

Uganda (3 refugee settlements)

Apr 2017 – July 2017

Study informed funder on the state and viability of briquetting businesses in refugee settings in Uganda


WFP through the Office of the Prime Minister

Support for the Implementation of the environmental impact of settling refugees in refugee hosting area in Uganda

Uganda (all the 13 refugee settlements)

Jan – Jul 2018

Study assessed the extent to which the settlement of the refugees and their energy use had affected the environment (forests & vegetation) in Uganda and examined mitigating measures. Its outputs informed key decision makers and stakeholders on how to boost support for the refugee crisis in Uganda

Sole consultant, conducted the study, field work etc

Envirofit International (2017)

Qualitative and quatitative assessment of field performance and acceptability of envirofit stoves in Tanzanian households

Tanzania (Dar-es Salaam, Arusha)

Nov 2017 – Feb 2018

Provided information for carbon credit programme to benefit households

Conducted study

Watoto Child Care Ministries

Baseline survey and installation of pilot solar and improved cookstove schemes


Mar 2017 – Aug 2017


Conducted the study

Differ AS, Norway

Appliance baseline study:

Establish representative baseline (national or regional) for availability, usage and characteristics of the electrical appliances among households and SMEs in peri-urban and rural areas: TVs, fans and refrigerators

in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya.

Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya,


Jul 2017 – Feb 2018

Study informed the client on the consumption and selection patterns of consumers.


DFID (Department For International Development), UK

5 – year African Clean Energy Research Alliance (ACERA); Africa Capacity building initiative, a partnership between the University of LEEDS, CREEC, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Universite Marien Ngouabi Congo Brazaville

Uganda, DRC, Tanzania, UK

Dec 2016 – Nov 2021


Coordination of the consortium, research and training

RebelGroup International B.V.

The Netherlands under

World Bank ACCES

Willingness to pay and consumer acceptance assessment for clean cooking in Uganda; assessing stove performance


June 2015 – Sept 2015

Established stoves to be promoted under the ACCES program

Subcontracted consultant on Stove performance testing

World Bank

Biomass Energy Initiative for Africa (BEIA): Enabling market conditions through training of tinsmiths to produce, sell and market TopLit UpDraft (TLUD) gasifier cookstoves covering both technical as entrepreneurial skills


Sept 2010 – Sept 2012

Penetration: 80 tinsmiths trained, 18 exhibitions, 10 news features, 5 tv features, 7 radio stations, outreach to 27 districts and 3500 households. There were 3 business spinoffs, Awamu bio-energy which is still established to date, Mwoto factories and Pamoja

Project implementation

Envirofit International

Qualitative and quatitative assessment of field performance and acceptability of envirofit stoves in Tanzanian households

Tanzania (Dar-es Salaam, Arusha)

Sep 2014 – Jan 2015

Provided information for carbon credit programme to benefit households

Conducted study

Aberdeen University

A study on the Potential of Small-Scale Biogas Digesters to Alleviate Poverty and Improve Long Term Sustainability of Ecosystem Services in Sub-Saharan Africa



Study done


Wildlife Conservation Society – USAID

Energy scoping study for Northern Uganda


Aug – Nov 2010

The scoping study was done to inform the funder. It focused on current technologies that were promoting renewable energies as an alternative source for conventional biofuel in Northern Uganda, with a special focus on the six districts of Adjumani, Amuru, Nwoya, Lamwo, Kaabong and Moyo. A market analysis was done followed by a socio-economic analysis which assessed the current energy needs of the institutions in the surveyed areas as well as their costs (monetary and non-monetary) and the challenges that were related to the acquisition of energy.

Conducted study

European Union

Learning Network for Sustainable Energy Systems (LeNSes), a multi polar network for curricular and lifelong learning capacity development focused on sustainable energy systems, design and engineering. A partnership of Polytechnico di Milano, Design department Italy, TU Delft Netherlands, Cape Penisula University of Technology SA, University of Nairobi Kenya, University of Botswana, Brunnel University UK, Makerere University-CREEC


Oct 2013 – Oct 2016

Trained 19 students and lecturers from Makerere and Kyambogo universities.

The LeNSes programme is now incorporated as part of the learning system for the CEDAT curriculum.

Project coordination for Makerere University

GIZ Uganda

Data collection and analysis on solar PV market in Uganda – Phase 1


Data collection and analysis on solar PV market in Uganda – Phase 2


Feb. 2013 – Aug.2016


Study informed investors, support organizations and policy makers on the status of the solar market


EnDev Germany

Stove testing and comparison of data between CREEC’s testing laboratory and a laboratory in the USA

Uganda, USA

Mar – May 2014

Report findings to inform EnDev priorities

Stove testing, data analysis and reporting

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Up-scaling generation, commercialization and utilization of biomass waste-based green energy sources in Uganda with a focus on biogas and carbonized briquettes. Focus regions, Kampala and Mbarara

Uganda (Kampala, Mbarara)

Aug 2015 – June 2017

Technical and business capacity building for over 30 MSMES,

Awareness creation for over 200 people


WWF Uganda Country Office

Site selection, feasibility study, design, installation, training and awareness campaigns for institutional biogas systems for schools


July. 2012 – Dec.2012

2 biogas plants installed in Manafa and Karambi. Eight (8) construction companies installed.

Project implementation

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) DRC

Efficiency tests on cookstoves



Tested 9 samples of household cookstoves (3 models, 3 samples per model), 3 tests per sample

Stove testing

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Study to turn banana waste into energy




Study done



Installation of a biogas digester at an abattoir



Jun 2014 – April 2015

Biogas plant installed

Installation works

GIZ Uganda

Study on challenges for private sector led investments in small scale renewable energy projects in Uganda


Oct – Nov 2014

The study informed investors, policy makers and support organisations, SE4ALL. It provided a critical analysis of the challenges and pitfalls the private sector in Uganda faces when intending to invest in and implement small-scale renewable energy generation and distribution projects on a commercial base in Uganda and also developed recommendations on how these obstacles could be overcome.

Sole consultant on the study

Symphasis Foundation & REPIC, Switzerland

Sludge to Energy Enterprises Kampala: turning faecal sludge through drying and pelletizing in fuel for gasification technology to generate electricity (part of consortium)


Aug 2014 – Oct 2016

Established the feasibility of using feacal sludge for different energy related uses as well as the business case

Sludge to energy enterprises market development studies; gasification testing; stove testing; awareness and trainings

Nordic Climate Fund

Sustainable production and consumption of biofuel in Uganda (part of consortium)


May 2015 – Mar 2017

Established the potential use of ethanol as a cooking fuel; phase 2 yet to be done

Study on ethanol stoves including stove testing

UMEME (Uganda’s electricity distribution company)

Review of investment plan for distribution network 2015-2020



Sept 2014 – Jun 2017

Informed policy makers


Uganda Carbon Bureau (UCB)

Testing of a specific cookstove model and make for carbon credits programme


Aug 2013

Carbon credit assessment to benefit stove users in Northern Uganda

Stove testing on used stoves

Various private sector and (inter)national NGOs from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Dem. Republic of Congo, USA, Norway

Testing of over 250 models of cookstoves varying from portable, stationary, wood, charcoal, micro-gasification and biogas stoves including energy efficiency, emission of pollutants and safety plus recommendations on product development and improvement


2011- to date

Support to manufacturers to improve stove designs and thus better performing stoves.

Stove testing

SNV DR Congo

Stove testers and laboratory



Trained 4 stove testers from DRC and stove testing centre set up


Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC)

Regional Testing and Knowledge Centre (RTKC) for cookstoves, a testing and stove development laboratory

Extension of the RTKC with additional equipment and activities


Nov 2012 – Jun 2015



Mar 2015 – Dec 2016

State-of-the-art regional stove testing laboratory established and operational


Various private sector players

Training of technicians in design, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems



2011 – to date

Over 150 solar technicians trained which has led to an increase in number of installation across the country due to more trained technicians doing quality work. Areas covered Mbarara, Mbale, Lira, Pallisa, Soroti, Kampala, Gulu


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Solar powered business information centre and productive use units operated on renewable energy


Sept 2014 – Apr 2016

Centre installed in Gulu

Provision of a gasifier and technical support

Various private sector, both Ugandan and foreign

Testing of solar PV systems and equipment


2011- to date

Support to solar business owners to establish quality of products imported

Solar testing

President of Uganda’s Office through CEDAT

Phase 1: Promoting access to solar lamps for wealth and health; establishment of laboratory for solar PV equipment in accordance with Lighting Africa specification

Phase 2: Promoting access to clean energy including solar and biomass


Jul 2010 – Jun 2015




Jun 2015 – Jul 2020

Solar laboratory operational at CREEC

Community outreach for over 150 people in Gulu, 98 in Arua.

Radio station broadcasts in Masindi, Arua, Zombo, Gulu, Lira, Soroti, Kampala, Kabale

Solar school clubs initiated in 5 schools in Gulu, Kasese, Kaliro, Moroto, Arua

Project Implementation

Private Sector Foundation Uganda

Feasibility studies and supervisory services during project implementation of hydro power projects ranging from 3 to 100 kW


Feb 2010 –  Sept 2013

Several feasibility studies done for pico hydro sites

One pico hydro site installed serving a tourism lodge in the Rwenzoris

Project studies and implementation

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Program

Extending and enhancing research in renewable energy over a five year period (2010-2015)



Field work to support research efforts

Field work

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Energy verifications and audits


Feb 2010 – Feb 2016

Over 25 energy audits and verifications with savings of about 10MVA conducted for factories and business owners

Energy audits

GIZ Uganda

Training of local government officials in renewable energy and energy efficiency


July – Aug 2014

Over 60 officials trained on renewable energy.

This has sparked more governemnt interest in renewable energy and has enabled continued tax exemption for solar products.

Uganda solar energy association formed.



Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (Government of Uganda & World Bank funding)

Enhancing access to modern types of energy


Solar PV mini-grid, a solar PV powered kiosk renting out solar lamps, providing computer and secretarial services, charging electronic devices.

Agro-processing services powered by gasification technology and training of energy entrepreneurs in business skills



2010 – 2014

10kW solar mini grid installed in Kiboga, serves 10 commercial units and households.

3 solar kiosks installed in Mukono and Arua serving small commercial enterprises, households, patients at nearby health centre. The kiosks serve over 100 persons per day.

Gasifier installed in Opit Gulu serving a maize growing community.

Energy entrepreneurs trained on business skills

Sole consultant

Infectious Diseases Institute

Energy audits and recommendations on energy savings and efficiency measures



Audit done


Local Universities

Internship programmes



Over 100 interns from various disciplines trained


Foreign and local Universities

Volunteer programmes



Over 50 volunteers engaged


Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development (MEMD)

Energy week exhibitions



Awareness on renewable energy to the general public