The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) is the national energy agency for Lebanon. LCEC is a governmental organization affiliated to the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) with a financially and administratively independent statute. LCEC acts as the technical arm of the Lebanese Government, specifically the Ministry of Energy and Water in all issues related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green buildings.
LCEC has succeeded in establishing itself as the main national reference on sustainable energy matters for both the public and private sectors in Lebanon.
The main role of LCEC is to setup national action plans and strategies to develop the sustainable energy sector in Lebanon. LCEC’s role also expands to the implementation of national projects and initiatives undertaken by the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water.
The actual work of LCEC started back in 2002 when it was initiated as a joint project between the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Lebanon. In 2007, the MEW and UNDP signed an agreement to continue their cooperation towards the setup and institutionalization of LCEC. Following this agreement, the LCEC was created as an independent governmental organization affiliated to the MEW in 2011.
Today, LCEC is a sustainable organization growing at a fast pace.