CEM Initiative to Boost West Africa Efficiency Efforts

The Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is supporting the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) towards achieving its regional energy efficiency objective of doubling the annual improvement in energy efficiency by 2020. This will serve to build up significant potential for accelerating efficiency improvements in the region.

RFP Consultancy Promotion of RE Policies and Incentives Schemes in ECOWAS countries

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the following consultancy for: Promotion of national RE policies and incentive schemes in the ECOWAS member countries.

TEC KNUST short courses in Renewable Energy

As part of its contribution to building national and sub-regional capacity in developing sustainable energy systems, The Energy Center (TEC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana, is organising the next series of regular short courses in renewable energy in the month of May this year.


TESE – Development Association / Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is executing the EU Bambadinca Sta Claro – Community Programme for Access to Renewable Energy, contract nº2011/231-830, has as specific objective ensure sustainable access to electricity through renewable energy to the village of Bambadinca, Bafatá Region, in Guinea-Bissau.

Reference: Tariff Setting _ PCAER 2011/231-830

ECREEE and CTI-PFAN launches a RE Business Plan Competition

The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Climate Technology Initiative – Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI-PFAN) and the Regional Clean Energy Investment Initiative (RCEII) of the U.S.

Call for Proposals

ECREEE has launched the following Calls for Proposal. To apply, please check our procurement section.

  1. Implementation framework for the development and execution of National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAP) and Policies (NREPs)
  2. To elaborate Baseline and Mid-Term Monitoring Reports for the ECREEE Business Plan (2011 -2016)
  3. To Support the Development of the ECOWAS Initiative on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

ECREEE Renewable Energy Baseline Report published

Within the targets formulation framework of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy (EREP), the Centre has developed a renewable energy baseline report which provides detailed information on the existing national and regional policies and laws, investments, resources and economics of renewable energy technologies. The report includes a detailed renewable energy scenario for the ECOWAS region by 2030. The report is available in English and French.

ECOWAS Commits to Complete Phase-Out of Inefficient Incandescent Lamps

At the ECOWAS High Level Energy Forum, the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy and its corresponding Action Plan was adopted by national and regional bodies in charge of energy efficiency and environmental programs from ECOWAS ministries and agencies. This includes energy efficiency initiatives on lighting, standards and labelling, electricity distribution and efficient cooking. At the forum, the en.lighten initiative facilitated a session on energy efficient lighting to discuss the proven economic, financial and environmental benefits for countries generated by efficient lighting programs