ECOWAS OBSERVATORY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Accurate knowledge on existing and planned resources are vital for strategic planning and development. The non-availability of reliable and updated energy information poses a major constraint for policy makers, investors and project developers in the ECOWAS energy sector. For investors and other stakeholders, it is difficult to identify cooperation partners due to the absence of specialised platforms for exchange of information and experiences. Given this situation, significant opportunities are lost for a sustainable energy development. The ECOWREX connects people and ideas, building powerful partnerships with the latest technologies to provide up to date, timely and quality information for powering a cleaner and developed energy sector.

FEATURES & DATA TYPES

INITIATIVES

List of initiatives with focus on ECOWAS region, that supports energy projects and programmes.

STAKEHOLDERS

A directory of key energy stakeholders with effective involvement in the energy sector.

EFFICIENCY

Provides latest information on Energy Efficiency opportunities and measures adopted in the ECOWAS region.

DOCUMENTS

A smart reference library with an extensive collection of renewable energy and energy efficiency materials.

 

Inaugurated Senegal’s first utility-scale wind farm

Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN) was officially inaugurated in February 2020. The project is Senegal’s first utility-scale wind energy project and aligns with the Government of Senegal’s strategy of increasing clean electricity production and diversifying Senegal’s energy mix. The project is also expected to help reduce the cost of electricity generation in Senegal, which has one of the highest generation costs in Sub-Saharan Africa. PETN will be one of the lowest cost producers of electricity in Senegal.

Technical Assistance to Support the Formulation of Brava Sustainable Island Project in Cabo Verde

The Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation (LuxDev) launches a Call for expressions of interest for the acquisition of services to support the formulation of Brava Sustainable Island Project. The specific objective of this consultancy is to support the formulation of the project with links to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to help prepare the next steps required for its future implementation. The deadline for Expression of Interest (EoI) is 19th of March.

The Nigerian Energizing Education Program inaugurates its first solar hybrid plant

Image of one of the solar installations of the Nigerian Energizing Education Programme

The 2,8 MW solar hybrid plant is part of the Energizing Education Program (EEP) implemented by the federal government through the Rural Electrification Agency. The objective of this program is to equip the main education centers with their own power generation units.