Press Releases

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.

Promotion of Clean Energy Financing in West Africa.


On December 12th, 2012, The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and Nexant, Inc., implementing Regional Clean Energy Investment Initiative (RCEII), a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) for the Promotion of Clean Energy Financing in West Africa

Academy to Train 1000 Nigerians in Renewable Energy


The Renewable Energy Academy of West Africa has concluded plans to train 1000 Nigerians in Renewable Energy application and entrepreneurship by 2012 in support of the much needed infrastructural development and youth employment in the region.

Validation Workshop of the UNIDO/GEF project

Praiamar Hotel, Praia

The Validation Workshop of the GEF/UNIDO project named “Promoting Market Based Development of Small to Medium Scale Renewable Energy Systems in Cape Verde” took place with the presence of approximately 57 participants from 30 organisations. The project was developed by UNIDO in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Energy (MTIE) in Cape Verde and the ECREEE Secretariat.

ECREEE and the ITC signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Canarias, Spain

The Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC), represented by the Chief Executive Officer, Juan Ruiz Azola and the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ECREEE, represented by the Executive Director Mr. Mahama Kappiah, signed a Memorandum of Understanding by which they formalize aseries of joint actions between the two institutions in the field of renewable energy and water technologies.