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.

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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.

 

TESE - Tender for supply and installation of prepayment systems with prepaid meters

Procurement ID - Prepayment System _PCAER 2011/231-830

Deadline for submission of tenders - Monday, May 12, 2014 - 13:00

 

ECOWAS Countries Move Forward on SE4All Initiative

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) convened representatives of the 15 ECOWAS countries for a kick-off workshop on the development of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency National Action Plans and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agendas in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from March 17-19, 2014.

The meeting took place against the backdrop of promising sustainable energy developments in the ECOWAS region, particularly with the adoption of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy (EREP) and the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy (EEEP) by the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in July 2013. Furthermore, all 15 ECOWAS countries have opted-in to Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and the workshop took place following the clarification of the SE4ALL country action process subsequent to a meeting hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis in December 2013. The kick-off took place at the same time with a view to realize the synergies between the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plans and the SE4ALL Action Agenda.

Texas utility secures rock-bottom price for solar

Austin Energy in Texas is set to sign a deal expected to result in one of the lowest-priced solar power arrangements in the world. Under the unprecedented agreement between Austin Energy and SunEdison, the utility will buy solar power for less than $0.05 per kilowatt hour.

The Austin American-Statesman, the utility. owned by the city of Austin, has approved an agreement with SunEdison to buy electricity from two solar farms in West Texas at a price of just below $0.05 per kilowatt hour – considerably lower than the standard price for solar energy and less than a third of the price Austin Energy agreed to pay in 2009 for electricity from a smaller solar installation east of the city.

The Austin American-Statesman cited Jurgen Weiss, an energy economist with the Brattle Group, who added, "It is certainly at the very low end of the prices I have seen. As many had predicted, we’re entering a time in which, with some caveats, solar presents quite an attractive alternative to conventional sources."