The overall goal for the SADC energy sector is to stimulate economic growth and development through efficient and rational use of the region’s energy resources. The mandate of the sector 1s to secure energy supplies to Member States through regional co-operation. It also aims to develop appropriate energy technologies, rehabilitate energy facilities and increase efforts to conserve energy.  In addition, at the policy level the sector aims to achieve harmonisation of energy polices, ensuring the provision of sustainable energy efficiently and cost effectively, promoting the development of human resources in the sector, promoting intraregional trade in energy and ensuring that environmentally sound energy strategies are adopted.