Press Releases


La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana – October 8th - 10th, 2013 - The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in collaboration with the Regional Clean Energy Initiative of the United States Agency for International Development, the Climate Technology Initiative-Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI-PFAN), the Regional Collaboration Centre of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC-RCC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the West African Development Bank (BOAD), organized the ECOWAS Renewable Energ

Promoting National Policies and Incentive Schemes in ECOWAS member states


The ECOWAS center for renewable energy and Energy Efficiency and the International renewable energy Agency IRENA jointly organize a two week training workshop for West African policy makers on promoting national policies and incentive schemes in ECOWAS member states in Accra, Ghana from the 9th of to the 20th of September.

Renewable Energy in West Africa: Status, Experiences and Trends

Praia and Las Palmas

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Casa Africa and the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias S.A. (ITC), today jointly announced the release of a new publication - Renewable Energy in West Africa: Status, Experiences and Trends.

West African Development Bank Mission (WADB)

Praia, Cape Verde,

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) will receive at its headquarters in Praia, Cape Verde, a high-level delegation from the West African Development Bank (Banque Ouest africaine de developpement, in French), composed by Mr. Eric BIO, special adviser in the Office of the Chairman and Director of the Carbon Fund project and Mr. Mahamadou BIGA, Head of the Public sector department at the Direction of Rural development and Infrastructures of the Bank, from 12th to 14th June 2013. The visit aims to strengthen cooperation initiated between ECREEE and BOAD.

Multi-Thematic Workshop on the Development of the Regional Efficient Lighting Strategy in ECOWAS

Dakar, Senegal

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of ECOWAS (ECREEE) and the Union Nations    Environment Programme (UNEP) with support of Clu-ER is organizing a workshop on the development of a regional strategy for Energy Efficient lighting scheduled to  hold from 2 - 3 July, 2013 in Dakar, Senegal.

Concentrating solar power for West African: Training and Conference

Praia, Cape Verde

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is organizing four-day training on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in the framework of the Technical Assistance CENER is providing to ECREEE to assess the potential of CSP in ECOWAS Region from June 18–21, 2013, in Praia, Cape Verde.

Small Scale Hydro Power Training for African Experts


The training was executed under the umbrella of the ECOWAS Small Scale Hydro Power Program which was developed by ECREEE in partnership with UNIDO. The Program was adopted by the ECOWAS Ministers of Energy during the High Level Energy Conference which took place from 29 to 31 October 2012 in Accra, Ghana. The regional program aims to contribute towards increased access to modern, affordable and reliable energy services, energy security and mitigation of climate change by establishing an enabling environment for small-scale hydro power investments in West Africa.

Integrating Clean Energy Regulation into Evolving Energy Markets

Praia, Cape Verde

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the Cape Verdian Agência de Regulação Económica (ARE), and the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) are jointly hosting a technical workshop on regulation and policy of clean energy, under a West Africa Regional Partnership funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The workshop is scheduled for May 21 – 23, 2013 in Praia, Cape Verde.

1st regional stakeholder Workshop validates the framework action plan

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the ECOWAS Commission, the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Burkina Faso, with the  support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, the EU Energy Facility, the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves, the Governments of Austria and Spain, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Agency for Environmen

Visit of the ECOWAS President to ECREEE secretariat

Praia, Cape Verde

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Kadre Desire Ouédraogo, visited the Cape Verde-based ECOWAS Centre for Renewal Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) on March 21, 2013 to meet with the management and staff of the centre.