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Meeting of the 6th ESRES Joint Steering Committee

On April 20th 2016 the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) of the ESRES Programme convened for its 6th session, being the first JSC since the Programme moved from Inception to Implementation Phase. The meeting was presided by HE Hussein A. Dualeh, Minister of Energy and Minerals and attended by representatives from DFID and the ESRES Secretariat.

During the meeting the ESRES Secretariat provided an update of the activities undertaken during the last three months. In relation to developing an appropriate policy and regulatory framework for the sector, it was reported that substantial progress was made on the Electrical Energy Act and Regulations for Licensing for Electricity Service Providers (ESP). In relation to the pilot for development and implementation of hybrid mini-grids, it was reported that the short-list of applicants for the Call for Proposals was confirmed and that the preparation of the documents for selected Applicants was underway with considerable effort in preparing a set of suitable quality and safety standards. The next JSC will convene in Hargeisa in August 2016.