Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Political Partner: Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE)
Leading implementing partners: New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA); Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA); Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)
Overall term: 07/2015 - 06/2019
In 2007 the Egyptian and German governments decided to establish the Egyptian German High Level Joint Committee for the bilateral cooperation on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (HLJC). According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the overall objectives of the HLJC are to "…help promote an environmentally sustainable economic development, based on the contribution of securing energy supplies, improving living conditions and conserving the natural environment…"
Currently in its third phase, JCEE is providing a platform for the cross-sectoral policy dialogue in the five thematic focal areas Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Institutional Transformation, Awareness and Communication and Climate Change. The committee cooperates with a range of stakeholders in Egypt, most of them being ministries or other governmental bodies, e.g. the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE), the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA), the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) ), and the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs.
The JCEE team aims to strengthen its partner institutions via comprehensive policy advice, holistic capacity development measures, educational initiatives, and technology transfer through the following areas of activity (among others):
(1) Development of favorable framework conditions for the dissemination of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energies (RE), e.g.
a. revision or development of statutory and regulatory incentive schemes
b. improvements in the national quality infrastructure to increase system performance reliability.
(2) Provision of training and organizational support to employees of key institutions.
(3) Information campaigns to raise public awareness for the efficient use of electricity.