ECREEE held its 2nd Media Workshop for Francophone ECOWAS Countries

ECREEE – Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 13th April 2018 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) concluded a two-day media workshop for journalists on issues relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 12th – 13th April, 2018. The two-day capacity building forum has provided an opportunity for ECREEE to update the media on their program of activities.


The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in coordination with the Universidade de Cabo Verde (UniCV) and AEE-INTEC organized, from 19-21 March 2018, the 3rd Round Training Course for Experts in Solar Thermal Energy. The workshop took place at Câmara de Comércio de Barlavento, in Mindelo, São Vicente, where 25 participants, coming from both the public and private sector, took part in the training.


The Guinea Bissau Sustainable Energy Investment Workshop will take place on the 4thof May 2018 in Lisbon between 2 and 6 pm.
Organized by ALER – the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association, in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Industry in Guinea Bissau, UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Organization and ECREEE – ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, the event will be supported by GEF – the Global Environment Facility.

Stakeholders in the energy sector discuss challenges to ECOWAS energy ambitions

ECREEE – Dakar 9th March 2018 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency, (ECREEE), was established to create an enabling environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency markets in the region and works steadfastly to implement activities directed to mitigating existing barriers impeding the large scale promotion of renewable energy & energy efficiency.

USAID and ECREEE Partner to Increase Energy Access Across the West Africa Region

On 9th February 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held a signing ceremony to mark the beginning of a new partnership to enhance renewable energy development in West Africa. The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, and the Executive Director of ECREEE Mr. Mahama Kappiah, signed the agreement and expressed their commitment to sustainably develop the renewable energy sector in West Africa.

Training Course on Climate and Energy

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), the World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) and the Beijing Climate Center are very pleased to invite you to the


Training Course on Climate and Energy


which will run from (Friday) 18th to (Sunday) 20th May 2018 and will be held at the Regal International East Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China.

ECREEE launches scheme to create qualified solar workforce

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has unveiled an initiative aimed at improving the skills of solar installers in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The program, titled the Regional Certification Scheme (RCS), aims to accelerate the deployment of  solar energy across the region, via the creation of a regional standard certification scheme for installers, and the development of regional renewable energy standards.

Nigeria to Start Building $5.8 Billion Power Plant in 2018

Babatunde Fashola

Nigeria plans to start building a $5.8 billion hydro-power plant in the eastern Mambila region this year, after it agrees on loan terms with China’s Export-Import Bank.

“We hope to break ground this year if we can conclude the financing,” Power, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola said in a Jan. 23 interview in the capital, Abuja. “Contracts are in place. We are good to go.”