In South and Central Somalia, 60% of households in Mogadishu and 23% of households in Merka have access to electricity for lighting. 95% of the poorest households in the country do not have access to electricity. Somalia has oil reserves in Puntland in northeast Somalia and only 200 billion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves. The energy sector operates in a policy vacuum, with no legal and regulatory framework
Adventist Development and Relief Agency Somalia (ADRA Somalia)
Presently, Adventist Development and Relief Agency Somalia (ADRA Somalia) is facilitating an energy policy initiative in Somaliland. The project- Somaliland’s Energy Policy Dialogue (SEPD) – was launched in February 2006. The specific objective of the initiative is to facilitate the development of an energy policy and regulatory framework document for Somaliland.
Somali Association for Sustainable Energy and Development (SOMASED)
The Somali Association for Sustainable Energy and Development (SOMASED) is dedicated to providing the government, NGOs, donors and private companies in Somalia with awareness and expertise in the field of sustainable energy and distributed renewable electricity generation systems.
The energy sector operates in a policy vacuum, with no legal and regulatory framework. The growth of the energy sector from distributed private generation to a formal electricity market would aid development in the sector, as well as economic development in the country, and furthermore improve social conditions through improved access.
The energy sector has been summarized to include the following
Energy sector profile