West African Solar Pack


The West African Solar Pack (WASP) is part of the delivery mechanism of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), led and hosted by ECREEE under the umbrella of MAMA-LIGHTÒ Initiative for Sustainable Energy. Based on the consolidated demand in the ECOWAS Member States, WASP offers a portfolio of selected solar products and solutions from trusted suppliers against competitive prices in combination with implementation support and technology transfer.

Transformational Partnership: Guinea Bissau starts detailed feasibility and design works on the 20 MW Saltinho Run-Off-River Hydropower Project

Under the guiding motto "NOW OR NEVER", the Guinea Bissau Sustainable Energy International Conference, held from 6 to 7 December 2018 in Bissau, had called for USD 700 million of investment. Now, another important mile-stone has been achieved.

AfDB, NEPAD-IPPF meet with ECREEE over the Business Opportunities for Women in Energy Project

From 20 – 24 May 2019, delegates from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparatory Facility (NEPAD- IPPF) visited the ECREEE Secretariat in Praia, Cape Verde. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the progress of the Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a Changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa.

Global Network of Sustainable Energy Centres as a success initiative

The UN policy compilation report “Accelerating SDG-7 Achievement" highlights the centres of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) as "success story" and an important contribution to accelerate the uptake of integrated and inclusive sustainable energy technology markets particularly in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS. Moreover, in its key messages the report says:

ARE promotes Atelier Off-grid B2B in Togo

En collaboration avec la Délégation de l'Union européenne au Togo (DUE), la GIZ et le Ministère des Mines et des Energies du Togo, l’ARE co-organisera l’Atelier Off-grid B2B Togo le 12 juin 2019 à Lomé, en conjonction avec le Forum Togo-UE 2019 le 13 et 14 juin 2019. Cet atelier est un événement incontournable pour toute personne intéressée par le marché hors réseau et mini réseau au Togo.

EU unveils solar tree, contributes 165m euros for renewable energy in Nigeria

Source: Vanguard
Abuja, May 2 - The delegation of the European Union (EU) to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has unveiled a solar tree at the EU Delegation Office Complex Abuja, to highlight the union’s commitment to renewable solar energy in Nigeria.

Ambassador of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen, unveiled the solar tree on Thursday to spotlight its current actions in Nigeria and as part of activities to highlight the use of the sun as a source of energy.

Facilité d'Assistance Technique ECREEE-GIZ pour les projets ER raccordés au réseau électrique

L’ECREEE et la GIZ mettent en œuvre conjointement le programme régional " Améliorer la gouvernance du secteur des ER et de l'EE en Afrique de l'Ouest (AGoSEREE-AO) " financé par la Coopération allemande et l'Union européenne. Entre autres, la GIZ aide l’ECREEE à :

a)     Soutenir le développement de projets ER raccordés au réseau et susceptibles de devenir des  projets importants par le biais de l'Assistance Technique (AT) et,

World Bank provides $200m facility to support solar off-grid access to electricity in West Africa and Sahel

The Board of the World Bank Group has approved a fund of $200m to implement the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP). The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is the leading implementing agency of the project, which aims at increasing access to electricity in West Africa and Sahel Region.