The Association of Energy Professionals Eastern Africa (AEPEA)
The Association of Energy Professionals Eastern Africa (AEPEA) is the second local chapter of The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), US. AEE is the world’s leading professional body of certified energy professionals with over 17,000 members across the globe, and was founded in 1977 as a non-profit Professional Association with the mission to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.
The Association of Energy Professionals Eastern Africa (AEPEA) was granted chapter status by the AEE on 30th September 2014 and was duly registered as an Association in Kenya on 14th December 2014. It was later officially launched at the Strathmore Business School (SBS) in a ceremony presided over by Eng. Joseph Njoroge, the Principal Secretary Ministry of Energy & Petroleum and His Excellency the Deputy Ambassador of Germany to Kenya Mr. Michael Derus on 21st March 2016.
Currently, the association has over 150 members drawn from the Public and Private sectors, Academia and the Development sectors.
To sustain its operations in East African region, the AEE has (through its South African Chapter) been offering professional accreditation services in such areas as Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP). In Kenya this is done in close collaboration with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. So far about one hundred and five energy engineers have been trained and accredited as CEMs. The Association has counted on the strong support of GIZ (through a 3 years PPP) and the Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) from its inception.
The offices of AEPEA are at View Park Towers 8th Floor with the P.O Box 59987-00100 Nairobi.
The objectives of creating a local chapter of the association in East Africa are, among others:
Implementing and upholding the highest level of professional, ethical standards and practices in energy management through self-regulation.
Promoting training and capacity development of the professionals interested in careers in Energy Engineering and Management.
Spearheading research in the field of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Energy Management.
Being a neutral, credible and reliable resource for the government, business and the general public on all matters relating to Energy Engineering and Management.
Facilitating exchange programs among local and international bodies involved in energy production, consumption and management.
Communicating effectively with the public in creating awareness of the importance of energy management.
Serve the whole of the East Africa region plus Ethiopia and South Sudan.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Association is led by an Executive Committee consisting of highly qualified persons in the energy industry. All the members are committed to making positive and sustainable changes in the energy industry. This commitment is shown through their constant support of different programmes and initiatives that are aimed at transforming how the energy industry operates in Eastern Africa. The following is a list of the members of the Executive Committee;
THE COUNCIL ON WOMEN IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP (CWEEL)
The Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) International is a division of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) of the United States.
The Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) International is a division of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) of the United States. It supports the role of women in the energy and environmental industries by assisting in the career development activities for existing professionals, enabling young women aspiring to leadership roles to find mentors that will support their own development and enabling networking among professionals in the energy and environmental industries.
The CWEEL-Eastern Africa falls under the Association of Energy Professional in Eastern Africa (AEPEA) which is a professional body for all professionals working in the energy sector. It is registered in Kenya and accredited as chapter of the AEE since 2014 as the second local chapter of the AEE in Africa after the South African chapter.
For one to be a part of the CWEEL-EA network, one has to join the AEPEA membership as all AEPEA Members are automatically CWEEL-EA Members.