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ECREEE shortlists 6 firms for its Feasibility study on business opportunities for women in a changing energy value chain in West Africa

The ECOWAS Centre for Regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) received a grant of USD 1,000,000 from the African Development Bank, through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility Special Fund (NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund), to implement a project entitled: ‘Feasibility study on business opportunities for women in a changing energy value chain in West Africa’.
 

Published Research: Economic Assessment of Large Power Photovoltaic Irrigation Systems in the ECOWAS region

In the framework of research collaboration between the ECREEE and the Universidad Politécnica De Madrid (UPM) on the efficient use of climate change adaptation technologies in water usages (e.g. irrigation supply) (or) storm water/flood management in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) cities. A research on the Economic Assessment of Large Power Photovoltaic Irrigation Systems in the ECOWAS region has been peer published. The research was funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Organization of a Gender and Energy training in Togo as part of the ECOWAS Regional Training Program on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Projects, Products and Services

In West Africa, vulnerable women are the most affected by energy poverty and its effects. Indeed, they are the most exposed to health risks related to the use of polluting fuels. They are responsible, within their household for the supply of cooking energy, which weighs heavily on their budget and their spare time, specifically in situations where fuel wood is used, to the detriment of other activities (time dedicated to for children’s education and to income generating activities, etc.).

ECREEE AND DONOR PARTNERS STRATEGIZE TO IMPROVE GOVERNANCE OF THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY SECTOR IN WEST AFRICA

Praia - 1st August 2018 - The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and donor partners recently launched the program “Improving the Governance of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sector in West Africa” (known by its French acronym AGoSEREE-AO). The ceremony held in Praia, Cabo Verde was presided over by senior officials from ECREEE, ERERA, ECOWAS Energy Commission, European Union and German Cooperation (BMZ and GIZ).

CABO VERDE HOSTS ECREEE 15th BOARD MEETING

Praia – July 23rd, 2018 – The 15th Executive Board Meeting of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) was held in Praia, Cabo Verde. Among the important issues on the agenda, was the discussion on the status of implementation of the ECREEE 2018 work program and budget. The board meeting also provided an opportunity for ECREEE to present to the board, some of the new programmes and projects being carried out.

CONFERÊNCIA INTERNACIONAL ENERGIA SUSTENTÁVEL NA GUINÉ-BISSAU

A Conferência Internacional de Energia Sustentável na Guiné-Bissau está agendada para os dias 6 e 7 de Dezembro de 2018 em Bissau, na Guiné-Bissau.

Este evento de alto nível é organizado pelo Governo da Guiné-Bissau, a Organização das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento Industrial (UNIDO), o Centro de Energias Renováveis e Eficiência Energética da CEDEAO (ECREEE) em cooperação com a ALER e outros parceiros.

Inauguration of a Solar Mini-Grid Project in Niger

The Ministry of Energy, has officially received from Plan International Niger on June 28, 2018, a 27.5 KWC Solar mini-grid for the village of Gorou 1. This Renewable Energy Promotion Project is supported by the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with Plan International Spain. This project has impacted directly about 4412 people from the aforementioned village, enabling them to have access to modern energy services.

First Technical Committee meeting of the Regional Certification Scheme for Solar PV Installers

After three years of development of the Regional Certification Scheme (RCS) for solar PV installers, ECREEE has reached the stage where the RCS will become operational in eight pilot countries in 2018, before it is rolled-out to the remaining seven ECOWAS countries. The certificate for off-grid solar PV installers is the first certificate that will be issued under the ECOWAS Certification for Sustainable Energy Skills (ECSES) programme that will initially focus on installers of simple off-grid PV systems.

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