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“Bankable Projects” - Business plan for Renewable Energy

As one of many small Insular States, Cabo Verde is a country which relies on the importation of fossil fuels to generate electricity. The importation increases the costs of electricity generation, thus enlarging the electricity cost for consumers. Furthermore, it has a negative impact in the trade balance and contributes as a source of fossil fuels for CO2 emissions.

Experts examine the development of the ECOWAS region’s energy sector

Conakry, 06 December 2016 - Guinea’s Minister for Energy, Dr. Cheik Taliby Sylla, represented by Mr. Bandian Doumbouya, commended the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the decision to streamline its policies and strategies to respond to the energy challenges facing its inhabitants.

ECREEE at COP22

ECREEE prepared to collaborate and work with the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) ​to upscale renewable energy in the ECOWAS region.

BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION SEEKS CLEAN ENERGY ENTREPRENEURS IN WEST AFRICA

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Accra, Ghana – During ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Week held in Accra, Ghana (17-19 October), the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) (WAFCEF) launched its third annual West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) business competition.  The competition is open to all businesses and entrepreneurs operating and registered in any of the ECOWAS countries as well as foreign individuals and entities with projects in those countries.

Senegal in renewables drive as new solar park unveiled

Senegal put into service one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest solar energy projects Saturday as it pushes to become a regional player in renewables on a continent where the majority remain off-grid.

The 20-megawatt Senergy 2 project in Bokhol, close to the Mauritanian border, will serve 160,000 people with electricity, and will contribute to Senegal's target of serving 20 percent of its energy needs with renewables by the end of 2017. "Without energy there can be neither growth nor development," said Senegalese President Macky Sall at the opening ceremony.

ECOWAS to develop robust energy market

Praia, 26 October 2016 – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency with its agencies and partners are to develop a robust regional energy market. The Energy market is to increase access to modern and sustainable energy services in West Africa.

ECREEE COP 22 Side Event

Subnational Integration of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCS): Needs and Opportunities for Localizing Energy sector NDCs goals.

This Interactive Panel Discussion will highlight the needs and opportunities for effective coordination and integration of climate action between national and subnational governments. The specific objective is to sensitize by discussions the need for adaptable implementable strategies for integrating energy sector goals of the NDCs at the state and local government levels in order to raise ambitious commitments to scale up mitigation opportunities at the local level through renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Launch of the development of a Renewable Energy tariff calculation toolbox for ECOWAS

Praia, 24th October 2016 – The interest for low carbon renewable energy technologies is gaining momentum in West Africa.  Renewable energy deployment is seen by ECOWAS Member Countries as a way to improve their power sector and expand electricity access. However, the lack of clear renewable energy policy instruments still poses as a main barrier for private sector participation.

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