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.

 

Call for Proposals: Web-based GIS Hydropower Resource Mapping for ECOWAS Countries

ECREEE is planning to implement a web-based GIS hydropower resource mapping, to facilitate the identification of attractive sites for hydropower generation in the ECOWAS Region. It is part of the ECOWAS Small Scale Hydro Power Program (SSHP) which aims to contribute towards establishing an enabling environment for small-scale hydro power investments and markets in the ECOWAS region.

ECOWREX GIS user experience

As part of the ECOWREX Geographic Information System Improvement, a survey has been developed to assess users needs and experience. This survey was developed by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with the University of Geneva, under the EU funded project ‘ECOWREX II’ (grant n° FED/2013/330-248).  

Your feedback is very important. Kindly take some few minutes to participate in the survey, by clicking in the following link.(http://www.unige.ch/outils/limesurvey2/index.php/469711/)

The Questionnaire will be available online from the 20th of June to the 15th of September

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.