Mahama Kappiah distinguished with the Green Future Leadership Award

Mauritius – December 6th, 2017: The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), once more positions itself as a leading regional agency for sustainable energy promotion in Africa as its Executive Director, Mr. Mahama Kappiah, is distinguished with the Green Future Leadership Award at the 7th Africa Leadership Award.

Burkina Faso launches Sahel region's largest solar power plant

West Africa's biggest solar power plant goes onstream on Wednesday as Burkina Faso, one of the world's poorest countries, inaugurates a novel scheme to boost renewables and cut energy dependence on its neighbours.

The 55-hectare (135-acre) plant at Zagtouli on the outskirts of the capital Ouagadougou will be able to churn out 33 megawatts -- enough to power tens of thousands of homes.

Tesla beats deadline, switches on gigantic Australian battery array

Tesla switched on the massive 100MW, 129MWh battery installation it built in South Australia, just as the state is about to head into the grid-taxing summer season. The installation was completed last week, ending a bet between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes.


ECREEE is an observer organization of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change-UNFCCC, and has since 2011, participated in the UNFCCC Conference of Parties - COP meetings held once a year. At the margins of COP23 that took place in Bonn Germany from the 6th to 17th of November 2017, ECREEE was present to amongst other things, showcase its work and advancements in the promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the West Africa region.

Call for Proposals: USD 50 million available for renewable energy projects

The sixth funding cycle of the IRENA/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) Project Facility is now open! This latest cycle offers ~USD 50 million in concessional loans from ADFD.

CEDEAO Annonce de formation: intégrer la sensibilité au genre dans les pratiques énergétiques

CRTC/CEDEAO sont engagés pour l’intégration de la sensibilité au genre dans le développement des systèmes énergétiques résilientes face au changement climatique. Dans ce contexte, Partners for Innovation et MDF assureront des formations à des organisations gouvernementales et non-gouvernementales qui sont actives dans le domaine de l’énergie en l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Ces formations auront lieu au mois de février.

Coup de Projecteur sur les CDN de la CEDEAO

Le Centre de la CEDEAO pour les Energies Renouvelables et l'Efficacité Energétique (ECREEE) a lancé une nouvelle publication: Focus sur la mise en oeuvre des CDNs dans la CEDEAO « Vers la mise en oeuvre des objectifs d’énergie durable».

8th meeting of the Committee for Standard Harmonization of ECOWAS (TMC)

ECOWAS BAMAKO, MALI – 14th OCTOBER 2017 - The chair of the Technical Management Committee for Standard Harmonization of ECOWAS (TMC), has stressed the importance of standards and their harmonization to protect people and the environment. Dr. Justin Kickaff was speaking at the 8th meeting of the TMC held in Bamako, Mali from 9th to 14th October 2017. The forum brought together officials from the standards control bodies in ECOWAS member countries designed to enhance quality production in the region.

Outcomes of the Dakar Sustainable Energy Forum

Energy experts concludes three-day sustainable energy forum with high expectations for greater progress in the development, investment, and harnessing of renewable energy potentials of the ECOWAS region.


Cabo Verde, October 16 – 20 - With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BLMFUW), ECREEE solicited the technical expertise of the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar- Centre d´Estudes et de Recherche sur les Energies Renouvalables (CERER) to undertake hands-on training for local cookstove artisans in Island of Santiago, Cabo Verde.