ECREEE 12th Board Meeting

From L - R: Mr. Walter Ehmeir - ADA,  Mr. Palo Moreno - Charge d'Affairs of the Embassy of Spain, Mr. Oscar Borges - National Director of Energy of Cabo Verde, Mr. Alois Mhalanga - UNIDO and Dr. Dr. Morlaye Bangoura - ECOWAS Commissioner for Energy and Mines

Praia - February 24th, 2017 - The 12th ECREEE Executive Board Meeting was held in Praia, Cabo Verde during which many important issues pertaining to the operations and development of ECREEE were discussed. . Among the salient issues addressed were the adoption of the ECREEE 2016 work program implementation report, the adoption of the ECREEE 2017 work programme and budget and the adoption of the ECREEE Environmental and Social Management Policy.

Central American sustainable energy experts endorse plans for the new Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of the SICA countries (SICREEE)

Experts from SICA states discuss the technical and institutional design of the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
SAN JOSÉ (COSTA RICA), 23 February 2017 - The current Costa Rican presidency of the Central American Integration System (SICA) hosted a regional workshop that validated the technical design and institutional set-up of the future SICA Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SICREEE).

ECREEE 7th Technical Committee Meeting

From L - R: Óscar Borges - Energy director of Cabo Verde, Dr. Alfred Braimah - ECOWAS Director of Finance, Mr. Mahama Kappiah - Executive Director of ECREEE

Praia, February 23rd, 2017 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is holding for the next two days, its 7th Technical Committee Meeting (23rd) and the 12th Executive Board Meeting (24th). The agenda addressed many crucial topics, such as the post 2016 strategic plan of the ECREEE, as well as the status of implementation and main achievements of the 2016 work plan.


In West Africa, renewable energy entrepreneurs are at the forefront of efforts to extend access to modern energy services as they are often the best placed to offer tailored-made local solutions. Such entrepreneurs, however, face serious challenges including business management and operations, as well as bringing their innovative ideas to fruition.


EU has provided and earmarked more than 1.1 billion EUR in the energy sector for the ECOWAS region and have been working as a close partner to ECREEE on several joint projects, studies and initiatives.

“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.