Africa/Middle East: The Gambia

National Forum of Renewable Energy Regulation

Date: Winter 2012
Location: Banjul, The Gambia

With the support of The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC organized a national forum along with The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to facilitate dialogue on national level policy on clean energy and to increase stakeholder collaboration (including the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Environment, utilities, academics, etc.) in identifying next steps and moving towards tangible progress in promoting renewables.

As a result of the discussions, PURA has identified the following priorities for The Gambia’s energy sector: Develop a renewable energy law, define rules for interconnection and licensing, establish energy efficiency and electrical product standards in coordination with relevant government bodies, and develop ancillary services, particularly the metering of reactive power.




At A Glance

Project Dates: 2011-2014 (CLOSED)

Partner: The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)