Energy and Minerals Sector Performance Report 2020
The Energy and Mineral Development Sector has made significant progress towards the achievement of the National Development Objectives as spelt out in the National Development Plan and in the NRM Manifesto 2016 – 2021, although several delays have been registered due to the COVID-19 global pandemic that has greatly restricted operations and implementation of projects within the sector.
In the Power Subsector, a number of electricity generation projects spearheaded by both the public and the private sector have been completed and commissioned while others are under implementation. Government is expanding the Power Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure through the construction of the transmission lines and the substation projects. The potential of generating power from solar, wind and geothermal energy resources is also being promoted to diversify the energy mix and increase the proportion of renewables.
In the oil and gas subsector, the process of commercialization of oil and gas resources is being undertaken with the issuance of production licenses and the rollout of the second licensing round which closes on 30th September 2020. The lead refinery investor was identified and the Front-End Engineering Designs are ongoing in Milan, Italy. Discussions on the Host Government Agreement between Government and EACOP are nearing finalization. Download file
Joint Sector Review Meeting