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center for research in energy and energy conservation

Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC)

The Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation is a research, consultancy and training organization based at the Faculty of Technology, Makerere University. creec was founded in 2001 with the goal of developing into a centre of excellence in energy for Uganda and the entire East African Region.

Solar PV Power Plant in Soroti District


Our goal is to create capacity in all fields related to energy with a special focus on: Energy management, Solar photovoltaic (PV), Hydropower and Biomass

Our aim is to develop technologies and systems that have a direct, positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Along these lines, we promote technology transfer from researchers to society through pilot project implementation, training programmes and public awareness initiatives. This is done in order to bridge the missing link between researchers, the business community, funding agencies and the general public. Activities and Services

Ugandan worker levels the ground at a solar plant in Soroti District about 300 kilometers east of Uganda capital Kampala.

Upcoming Projects

As a young organization we are constantly developing and exploring new fields. Before the end of 2009 two important projects will be realized by creec.

Biomass Research Centre – In order to strengthen our efforts in the field of biomass energy and to improve our research facilities, a new science lab will be opened. The centre is financed by GTZ.

Testing and labeling laboratory – In this new facility we will test and validate electrical materials and equipment for local markets. This is a joint venture with the Ugandan Bureau of Standards (UNBS).