Supporting Clean Energy Development in Swaziland

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Swaziland, a country largely dependent on regional fossil fuel imports to meet power needs, is vulnerable to supply changes and price shocks. To address this challenge, the country's National Energy Policy and Implementation Strategy prioritizes actions to enhance energy independence through scaling up renewable energy and energy efficiency. With approximately 70 percent of the country lacking electricity, Swaziland is also strongly committed to expanding energy access to support key economic and social development goals. Within this context, energy security and energy access are two foundational objectives for clean energy development in Swaziland. The partnership between the Swaziland Energy Regulatory Authority and the Clean Energy Solutions Center led to concrete outcomes to support clean energy development in Swaziland. Improving renewable energy project licensing processes will enable Swaziland to achieve key national objectives to expand clean energy access and transition to greater energy independence.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-7A40-66229


  • Africa
  • clean energy development
  • energy access
  • energy independence
  • Manzini
  • project licensing
  • PV
  • renewable energy
  • solar photovoltaics
  • Swaziland


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