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African Experts Receive Training on Small Scale Hydro Power

Vienna, 27 May 2013 - In conjunction with the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a training session on small scale hydropower (SSHP) development for 20 experts from the West African region and other parts of Sub Saharan Africa. The training was held in different parts of Austria from 22 to 27 May 2013.

MRU GOVERNMENTS ENDORSE ENERGY FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT (E4WE)

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Government of Sierra Leone, the MRU, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) jointly organized a 3-day conference on “Women’s Economic Empowerment through Energy Access in the MRU sub-region”, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, from 7 -9 May, 2013.

Tender for supply and installation of Electrical Grid in Guinea-Bissau

TESE-EWB has launched the tender for supply, delivery, unloading, installation and commissioning of low and medium voltage electrical grids connected to a Hybrid Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant, in Bambadinca (Guinea-Bissau).

ECOWAS President Visits the ECREEE Secretariat in Praia, Cape Verde

ECREEE Group Photo with the ECOWAS President

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Kadre Desire Ouédraogo, visited the Cape Verde-based ECOWAS Centre for Renewal Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) on March 21, 2013 to meet with the management and staff of the centre.

‘Gambia can be energy self-reliant ’

The Gambia can achieve its energy goal and be energy self-reliant if it focuses on renewable energy such as wind and solar, the commissioner of the United States Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has stated. 

Consultative meeting on the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE)

A Consultative Meeting on the establishment of the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE) took place from 11 to 12 March 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. It was organized by the EAC Secretariat and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with support from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministries of Energy and Environment from the five EAC Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda).

ECREEE, 2IE, KNUST AND SIREA, AWARDED RESEARCH GRANT FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER

ECREEE, in partnership with l’Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement (2iE), Burkina Faso (lead partner), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and SIREA-ENERGIE, France, received a grant of €743,096.38 to support research on ‘Development of a Cost-effective, Modular and Dry Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) for Africa: Design and Test of Components’.

ECREEE PARTICIPATES IN THE 71st EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY SOLAR HEATING AND COOLING PROGRAMME

Participantes do Conselho de Administração de IEA-SHC

ECREEE, as a member of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programme, was invited to participate in the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2012), and the 71st Executive Committee Meeting of the IEA SHC Programme, which took place from 9–11 July and 12–13 July 2012 respectively.

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