ECREEE at COP22

ECREEE prepared to collaborate and work with the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) ​to upscale renewable energy in the ECOWAS region.

BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION SEEKS CLEAN ENERGY ENTREPRENEURS IN WEST AFRICA

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Accra, Ghana – During ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Week held in Accra, Ghana (17-19 October), the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) (WAFCEF) launched its third annual West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) business competition.  The competition is open to all businesses and entrepreneurs operating and registered in any of the ECOWAS countries as well as foreign individuals and entities with projects in those countries.

Senegal in renewables drive as new solar park unveiled

Senegal put into service one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest solar energy projects Saturday as it pushes to become a regional player in renewables on a continent where the majority remain off-grid.

The 20-megawatt Senergy 2 project in Bokhol, close to the Mauritanian border, will serve 160,000 people with electricity, and will contribute to Senegal's target of serving 20 percent of its energy needs with renewables by the end of 2017. "Without energy there can be neither growth nor development," said Senegalese President Macky Sall at the opening ceremony.