Who We Are

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Get to know us

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
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Key Milestones

Key Milestones

22 October 2016 CREEC signs MOU with Kampala City Authority recognizing that Climate Change is real and poses a threat to the livelihoods and development aspirations of the people of Kampala and the rest of the world in general.
21 – 25 August 2017 Ms Mary Suzan Aboo represents CREEC at the United Nations System Staff College (UNSCC) Knowledge Centre for Sustainability Development organised by the UN Summer Academy in Bonn, Germany

Theme: Localising the 2030 Agenda

Made a presentation on Sustainable energy for all system design approach

July 14 2017 CREEC selected as member of the Uganda Scaling Off-grid Energy (SOGE) Cross-Sector Advisory Committee

12 members from diverse sectors with a stake in off-grid energy in Uganda

Includes representation from gov, industry, finance

13 July 2017 CREEC testing laboratories get recognised under ISO IEC 17025: 2005

 The recognition demonstrates technical competence and operation of a Laboratory Quality Management System to perform cookstove tests and solar PV product tests. The laboratory is thus authorized to use the UNBS recognition number to issue facility reports and/or certificate

4th April 2017  Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation visits CREEC

Through CEDAT, the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) has received funds from the Presidential Initiative Support for Science and Technology to undertake activities under its Solar Photo Voltaic section since July 2010 to date.

2016 Periodic trainings for solar technicians begin
4 May 2016 Laboratory facilities upgraded with state of the art equipment facilitated by financial support from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC), a public-private initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation.
Feb 2014 CREEC becomes a member of Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)
2013 CREEC introduces solar clubs to schools
15 March 2018 CREEC signs an agreement with GIZ to carry out a “data collection and solar market development” project
2012 CREEC signs agreement with WWF to implement the RET component of the WWF project by putting up four biogas plants in two districts under the funding of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Government of Uganda and World-Wide Fund for nature.
2017 June 13 2017 June 13 – DFID project implementation kick-off

 

 

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Introduction

The Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) is a not-for-profit organization for research, training,consultancy and testing located at and working closely together with the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT, the former Faculty of Technology) within Makerere University. The centre is registered as a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital.The Centre was founded in 2001 by Dr. Izael Pereira da Silva and obtained the status of project under the Dean of the former Faculty of Technology. For practical reasons the organization was legally registered in 2010 as a company limited by guarantee without share capital.

Mission

“To enhance access to modern types of energy through research, training and consultancy in East-Africa”

Vision

“To be the leading centre of excellence in renewable energy for an East-Africa where access to modern types of energy is a reality for everybody”