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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.

Call for International Tender – Agence Togolosaise d’Electrification Rurale et des Energies Renouvelables - Distribution of individual solar kits for off-grid electrification

Under the framework of the CIZO program and the implementation of the electrification strategy of the Togolese State, the Agence Togolaise d’Electrification Rurale et des Energies Renouvelables (AT2ER) is inviting interested candidates to present finance and technical proposition for the service of distributing individual solar kits for off-grid electrification.

The selected private operator will be in charge of the supply, installation and maintenance of the solar kits under PAYGO business mode and will have a license contract with the Togolese State.

A step forward for the Segou PV project of 33 MW in Mali

Photo: Scatec Solar

Scatec Solar and its partners signed in May 2019 an amendment to the Segou project concession agreement with the Government of the ECOWAS country. The signing took place in the presence of Mali’s Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, as well as the Norwegian Prime Minister. The project has been awarded economic support from The Norwegian Agency for Development Corporation, both related to project development and for grid infrastructure investments that will be transferred and operated by the national utility, EDM, after the project is completed.

Transformational Partnership: Guinea Bissau starts detailed feasibility and design works on the 20 MW Saltinho Run-Off-River Hydropower Project

Corubal river
Under the guiding motto "NOW OR NEVER", the Guinea Bissau Sustainable Energy International Conference, held from 6 to 7 December 2018 in Bissau, had called for USD 700 million of investment. Now, another important mile-stone has been achieved. As a result of a competetive bidding process, the consortia COBA Consultores de Engenharia e Ambiete/Artelia Eau & Environnement (Portugal) was awarded with a 1,5 million Euro contract to develop a bankable feasibility study and a detailed engineering and design study on the Saltinho Run-Off-River Hydropower Project with an estimated capacity of 20 MW. The project is located in Guinea Bissau on the Corubal River, around 100 km south-east of the capital Bissau.

The ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) - GN-SEC Video Impact Story

logo EREF

The Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC) has produced a video that showcases some of the results and impacts of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) for peri-urban and rural areas. The EREF is an interesting example showcasing the benefits of regional cooperation within the GN-SEC. In 2011 the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) created the Facility with technical assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and financial support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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