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.


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


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First Call of ElectriFI launched- Electrification Financing Initiative of the European Union

First round of ElectriFI open until 6th May 2016. An Electrification Financing Initiative of the European Union

The Electrification Financing Initiative of the European Union, ElectriFI opened its doors on 15 April 2016 and interested parties can submit their project proposals through until 6 May. ElectriFI is an innovative mechanism to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

7,6 MW of three RE Projects in Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde and Senegal

7,6 MW of three RE Projects in Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde and Senegal
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced on January, 2016, USD 46 million in concessional loans for four renewable energy projects in the three ECOWAS Member States and Antigua and Barbuda. The loans will fund a solar project in Burkina Faso, a solar and wind project in Cabo Verde and a solar project in Senegal. The three projects will result in 7,6 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity and represent a mix of renewable energy sources, are all innovative, potentially replicable or scalable, and will improve energy access.


Cabo Verde wins SEFA grant to develop wave-powered desalination system

Cape Verde wins SEFA grant to build wave-powered desalination system

Cabo Verde was awarded a US $930,000 grant by the African Development Bank-hosted Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) on December 21, 2015 to develop the world’s first wave-driven desalination system. The project was selected in the framework of the 1st round of the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF). Wave2O™, to be located in Praia Grande, São Vicente- Cabo Verde, will operate completely “off-grid” and supply more than 48,000 people with clean fresh water at a competitive cost. The system is expected to have a capacity of 4,000 m3/day of water.