The Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC) was set up in July 2009 under the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Transport with the responsibility for the oversight and planning of the Government’s approach on energy issues. The SEC is responsible for the National Energy Policy and Implementation Plan, and for overseeing and coordinating their implementation in the country. As part of its role, the SEC ensures that energy issues are included in all relevant development strategies (such as economic development), coordinates all projects and expressions of interest concerning energy, and seeks funding to implement projects identified according to the National Energy Implementation Plan. The SEC would also work closely with regional organisations, and would ensure close liaison between all climate change and energy initiatives. The portfolio responsibility for the SEC rests with the Ministry of Environment and Energy. The Commission is assisted by a Board in the performance of its functions.