History of KRETC
Kikuletwa Renewable Energy Training and Research Centre (KRETRC) is one of the campuses of the Arusha Technical College (ATC), a Public Technical Institution under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) established in 1978 to offer various Technical and Vocational Education programmes in engineering fields.
The College was granted autonomy in 2007 by the Parliament Act No.9 of 1997. ATC is fully registered and Accredited by National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA)
In 2012 ATC acquired dysfunctional Kikuletwa Hydro Power Plant (KHPP) from the Government to turn it into a Renewable Energy Training and Research Centre.
From 2014 to 2019 the College with the help of the Norwegian’s Embassy in Tanzania succeeded to rehabilitate the KHPP old building, construct roads, classrooms, dormitories, offices, and expert house at Kikuletwa Renewable Energy Training and Research Centre and started to offer artisans’ programmes in Electrical Installation, and Electrical and Hydro power.
Since October 2018 KRETRC is implementing five (5) years project under the World Bank with the main aim of transforming it into a regional flagship TVET institute for training on renewable energy to support regional integration.
To be Centre of Excellence in Renewable Energy Training and Research in East Africa