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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Open Call for Proposals for the Off-Grid Clean Energy Facility in Benin

Open Call for Proposals for the Off-Grid Clean Energy Facility in Benin

The Off-Grid Clean Energy Facility is a component of the MCA-Benin II Off-Grid Electricity Access Project. It seeks proposals from private companies, NGOs, communities and other entities that demonstrate viable off-grid, clean energy solutions for Benin. The first call for proposals is open from February 22 to May 22, 2018.


Energy Foundation Ghana - Energy Efficiency for Households in Ghana

The Energy Foundation is the lead agency in a project with the GIZ, Energy Commission, ECG and Ministry of Energy to assist select households and SMEs on practical steps they could take to improve on their energy efficiency and reduce their energy cost. As the third component of the joint C-SIREA programme, the ‘Energy Efficiency for Households/SMEs’ project will focus on best practices that can help increase energy efficiency at homes. The Energy Efficiency for Households/SMEs Project will generally provide advisory support to end-users of electricity.

Senegal inaugurates its fourth Solar PV Plant

Ten Merina Solar PV plant (image source: Proparco)

In January 2018 Senegal has inaugurated its fourth grid connected PV plant. The project is located in Mérina Ndakhar and has an installed capacity of 30MW. With the commissioning of this plant, the ECOWAS member state counts now with 104 MW of solar grid connected installed capacity, thus contributing to achieve the national target of producing the 30% of the electricity by using renewable energy resources by 2020. The energy produced by the solar plant will be bought by the national utility, Senelec.