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.

 

Pioneer projects on Pay-As-You-Go Solar Systems increase rural energy access in Senegal

Pioneer projects on Pay-As-You-Go Solar Systems increases rural energy access in Senegal

Pay-As-You-Go is increasingly being used as a mechanism for financing the purchase of small-scale RE technologies in West Africa, as well as facilitating payment for ongoing energy service by an energy producer or utility in ECOWAS developing countries. In Senegal, some pioneer projects have started offering consumers the ability to pre-pay for their energy, mitigating one of the main obstacles in providing solar technology to people from rural areas: their inability to meet stand-alone product costs, or to pay for service on an ongoing basis from either products or larger network-based solutions such as mini-grids.

ADFD and IRENA Announce Funding by ADFD of USD 44.5 million in Four Developing Countries including Niger

Four renewable energy projects in developing countries (Marshall Islands, Niger, Seychelles and Solomon Islands) have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding. ADFD’s funding will support a diverse set of projects including a hybrid micro-grid project employing solar PV and advanced lithium-ion batteries, a hydropower project, integrated wind and solar, and a combination project consisting of micro-grid and solar home kits. The announcement of this fourth round of funding by the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility was made on January 14th at the Seventh Session of the IRENA Assembly.

International fair for Energy and Water organized in Benin- December 15-18, 2016

International fair for Energy and Water organized in Benin- December 15-18, 2016

The Ministry of Energy, Water and Mines of Benin is organizing the first edition of the Energy and Water International Exhibition of Benin (SIEEB), that will be held from 15th to 18th of December 2016 at the Congress Palace in Cotonou. With more than 50 stands, 10 speakers and training workshops, this exhibition promisses in innovation and demonstration for a better management of water and energy in Africa. It brings together water and energy production companies, equipment suppliers companies, instalation and maintenance companies, utilities, academia, investment and financing institutions and more stakeholders.This event sets a precedent for the professionals working in the energy and water sector to connect with all different stakeholders and to get knowledge of all different activities and innovative solutions that exists in the sector.