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.



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


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


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


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


ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

REN21 in cooperation with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has just released a new report: The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report. The report provides a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in West Africa. It enables policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions with regards to the diffusion of renewable energy. The 92-page report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends; by design, it does not provide analysis or forecast.

The production of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report was supported by ECOWAS, UNIDO under the GEF Strategic Program for West Africa, The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and the Austrian Development Agency. (ADA). Over 50 experts and reviewers from across the ECOWAS region and elsewhere contributed to the report’s content.

Africa Energy Outlook IEA Publication 2014

Africa Energy Outlook IEA Publication 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa' s energy sector can be improved to unlock a better life for its citizens.  This report, which has been produced and published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in October 2014, describes one of the most poorly understood parts of the global energy system, offers an authoritative study of its future prospects - broken down by fuel, sector and sub-region - and shows how investment in the sub-Saharan energy sector can stimulate rapid economic and social development across the region.

Biomass Waste-to-Energy Toolkit for Development Practitioners

Biomass Waste-to-Energy Toolkit for Development Practitioners

This document presents a toolkit that has been developed by SNVs REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP). With the purpose of supporting development practicioners this toolkit does not promote a one size fits all approach. But instead it provides practitioners a waste to energy project with a focus on the use of agricultural and forestry waste for the generation of electricity, by using technologies including combustion, gasification and anaerobic digestion.

The document has been developed under the REDD+ Program, and published by the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands.