Praia, December 16, 2019

On December 11th, 2019, the last Steering Committee meeting for the Energy Efficiency Project for Electrical Appliances took place at Hotel Vista, in Cidade da Praia, Santiago Island Cape Verde.

The event marked the successful conclusion of the Energy Efficiency Project for Electrical Appliances, and aimed at presenting the lessons learned throughout the project development. Gesto presented a clear vision to Cabo Verde’s main stakeholders on the achievements of this 3-years project that culminated in the approval and definition of the National Labeling and Requirements System for Electrical Equipment (SNEREE), and in the establishment of the minimum energy efficiency standards, labels and information obligations to be provided to the final costumers in Cape Verde.

The approval of SNEREE is a very important landmark on Cabo Verde’s ambitions towards a greener and energy efficient country, and Cape Verde has now the required conditions to become a regional leader in terms of Energy Efficiency in the ECOWAS region.

The 10th Steering Committee Meeting was also a moment of project closing, where the stakeholder had the opportunity to show their immense appreciation of Gesto’s work developed during this 3-year project:


  • Edson Mendes (National Project Coordinator): “A massive thank you to Gesto for the incredible work. This project truly is a landmark for Energy Efficiency in Cabo Verde


  • Maria Celeste Benchimol (UNDP): “At the end of such a long and demanding project, I have to say that my evaluation of Gesto’s work is extremely positive. I’m sure that Cabo Verde now has the required tools to become a Regional leader in terms of Energy Efficiency


  • Carlos Monteiro (acting Service Director for Energy): “In line with previous projects developed by Gesto in Cabo Verde, the work provided in the project was outstanding and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to work closely with Gesto’s team and to have their insights, I’m sure we now have a clear path to go on, and know what we need to implement in the future