Access Power launches 2017 Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition with the Support of Power Africa

Submission window opens as African renewable energy projects compete for a share of US$7million

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets and a Power Africa partner, today announced the launch of ACF 2017, the third edition of the highly successful funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa. The official opening of the submissions process was announced today at the Power Africa Annual Partners Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Enhancing Capacities of Utilities in the ECOWAS region

An increasing number of utilities in the ECOWAS region are facing the situation that a growing number of small, medium and utility scale systems with variable renewable energy (vRE) generation from wind or solar PV are either being developed or in the pipeline. Thanks to the declining cost of RE Technologies, especially Solar PV, vRE based power generation is becoming cost competitive when compared to conventional generation and therefore an increasing number of project are being considered in the region.

ECREEE SPEARHEADS ACTIVITIES AT CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2017

The Clean Energy Summit Africa was held in Accra, Ghana, from 4 – 5 April 2017. Now an annual event, this is the third consecutive time it has been held in Accra, Ghana, with the objective to create a platform for project developers (both small and large) to meet and create new businesses in the clean energy sector.

III German Energy Business Mission to Cabo Verde (Santiago) with the topic “Grid Management and Diversification of Storage in Cabo Verde”

Cabo Verde is highly dependent of primary energy sources, whereas most of the electricity is produced by fossil fuels. High prices of electricity resulting from the costs of imports of fossil fuels have a negative impact on the general economic situation of the archipelago. Consequently, investments in an efficient production of energy from renewable sources should generate positive results and, at the same time, reduce the country’s vulnerability to a price increase of fossil fuels.

MAHAMA KAPPIAH AWARDED AFRICAN ENERGY LEADER OF THE YEAR

Praia, Cabo Verde - April 21, 2017 : ECREEE once again etches its name as the leading regional sustainable energy promotion agency in Sub Saharan Africa as Mr. Mahama Kappiah, the Executive Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), receives the African Energy Leader of the year award at the 10th Annual Africa Energy Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa.