3rd CALL OF THE ECOWAS RENEWABLE ENERGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS NOW OPENED

In West Africa, renewable energy entrepreneurs are at the forefront of efforts to extend access to modern energy services as they are often the best placed to offer tailored-made local solutions. Such entrepreneurs, however, face serious challenges including business management and operations, as well as bringing their innovative ideas to fruition.

EU AS A KEY PARTNER TO SUPPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY IN ECOWAS

EU has provided and earmarked more than 1.1 billion EUR in the energy sector for the ECOWAS region and have been working as a close partner to ECREEE on several joint projects, studies and initiatives.

“Bankable Projects” – Planos de Negócio na área das Energias Renováveis

Cabo Verde é, tal como muitos dos chamados pequenos estados insulares, um país dependente da importação de combustíveis fósseis para a produção de eletricidade. Estas importações aumentam os custos da produção de eletricidade, incrementando assim os preços de eletricidade para os consumidores. As mesmas afetam negativamente a balança comercial e contribuem como fontes de combustíveis fósseis para as emissões de CO2.

Experts examine the development of the ECOWAS region’s energy sector

Conakry, 06 December 2016 - Guinea’s Minister for Energy, Dr. Cheik Taliby Sylla, represented by Mr. Bandian Doumbouya, commended the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the decision to streamline its policies and strategies to respond to the energy challenges facing its inhabitants.