The Energy Security and Resource Efficiency Program (ESRES) of Somaliland plans to lower the cost of energy for the people in the autonomous region. Funded by the UK and led by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Autonomous Territory, ESRES aims to lower the cost of energy by diversifying the energy mix and enhancing energy security.
In Phase 1, which was conducted between 2015 and 2018, the program put an appropriate policy and regulatory framework in place. Six solar-thermal hybrid mini-plants have also been installed and are already in operation.
In the second phase that is implemented between 2018 and 2021, investments in renewable energy will be expanded through the Somaliland Fund for Renewable Energy (SREF). This second phase will be implemented in partnership with local suppliers.