Praia – July 23rd, 2018 – The 15th Executive Board Meeting of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) was held in Praia, Cabo Verde. Among the important issues on the agenda, was the discussion on the status of implementation of the ECREEE 2018 work program and budget. The board meeting also provided an opportunity for ECREEE to present to the board, some of the new programmes and projects being carried out.


The Guinea Bissau Sustainable Energy International Conference is scheduled to take place between 6 and 7 December 2018 in Bissau, Guinea Bissau.

The high-level event is co-organized by the Government of Guinea Bissau, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in cooperation with ALER and other partners.

Inauguration of a Solar Mini-Grid Project in Niger

The Ministry of Energy, has officially received from Plan International Niger on June 28, 2018, a 27.5 KWC Solar mini-grid for the village of Gorou 1. This Renewable Energy Promotion Project is supported by the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with Plan International Spain. This project has impacted directly about 4412 people from the aforementioned village, enabling them to have access to modern energy services.

First Technical Committee meeting of the Regional Certification Scheme for Solar PV Installers

After three years of development of the Regional Certification Scheme (RCS) for solar PV installers, ECREEE has reached the stage where the RCS will become operational in eight pilot countries in 2018, before it is rolled-out to the remaining seven ECOWAS countries. The certificate for off-grid solar PV installers is the first certificate that will be issued under the ECOWAS Certification for Sustainable Energy Skills (ECSES) programme that will initially focus on installers of simple off-grid PV systems.