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EAC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report 2016 East African Community

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The East African Community is the second-largest single regional market in Africa and economically one of the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa. According to this report, the off-grid market is firmly established in the region and the mini/micro-grid sector is attracting significant investment. While growth trends in the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets are generally positive, the report highlights several challenges that remain to be addressed if the region governments are to ensure energy security and meet energy access needs.