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.

 

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.

Kita PV power plant in Mali will be commissioned at the beginning of 2020

View of Kita PV power plant. Source: Google Maps, image from April 2019

The solar power plant of Kita (Akuo Energy) with an installed capacity of 50 MW will be commissioned at the beginning of 2020. It will be the first grid connected solar power plant in Mali, and will set a new record in terms of on-grid solar installed capacity of a PV power plant in the ECOWAS region.