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.



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Togo Inaugurates 50MW Maiden Solar Plant

ECREEE - Praia, - 24TH June 2021 - The government of Togo has recently inaugurated a 50-megawatt state-of-the-art solar plant as part of efforts to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuel. The facility dubbed Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed solar power plant is the country’s maiden renewable energy facility and one of the largest solar plants in West Africa. The project was funded under the IRENA-ADFD Project.

Small Hydropower Technical Guidelines

TGs for the development of SHP

UNIDO, in cooperation with the International Centre on Small Hydropower (INSHP), through global expert cooperation based on successful experiences, developed the Small Hydropower Technical Guidelines (TGs) to meet the demand coming from Member States. TGs address the current limitations of the regulations applied to the technical guidelines for SHP Plants by applying the expertise and best practices from across the globe. The intention behind TGs is for countries to utilize those guidelines to support their current policy, technology and ecosystems.

Burkina Faso counts with the first solar module factory in West Africa

Faso Energy has begun manufacturing solar pannels in the first solar module factory in West Africa. Located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, will produce both mono and multicrystalline modules. The panels, which will have a power range of 100 W to 325 W, will be commercialized mostly in the African markets.