Photovoltaïque

Centrale électrique

Bui Power Authority PV Plant

Bui Power Authority commenced in 2019 the construction of the first 10MWp of its 50MWp solar project to promote the development of a 250MWp Hydro-Solar photovoltaic (PV) Hybrid plant at the Bui enclave.

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Kita

Expected date of commissioning: February 2020

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Kahone (Energy Resources Senegal SA)

Year of commissioning: 2018

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Diass

Year of commissioning: 2019

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Onigbolo (EU - AFD)

The solar facility will deliver power to the country’s state-owned utility, SBEE under a long-term PPA. The project is being financed by the EU and AFD with around €60 million. The French agency is providing around 80% of financing, while the EU is responsible for the remaining funds.

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Bohicon (MCA-Benin II Program)

It will be developed under the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) mode and will sell power to the country’s state-owned utility Société Beninoise d’Énergie Electrique (SBEE) under a 20-year PPA.

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Parakou (MCA-Benin II Program)

It will be developed under the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) mode and will sell power to the country’s state-owned utility Société Beninoise d’Énergie Electrique (SBEE) under a 20-year PPA.

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Djougou (MCA-Benin II Program)

It will be developed under the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) mode and will sell power to the country’s state-owned utility Société Beninoise d’Énergie Electrique (SBEE) under a 20-year PPA.

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Natitingou (MCA-Benin II Program)

It will be developed under the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) mode and will sell power to the country’s state-owned utility Société Beninoise d’Énergie Electrique (SBEE) under a 20-year PPA.

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Greater Banjul

The World Bank issued a request for expressions of interest to select consultancy providers for a PV project Gambia’s National Water and Electricity Company Limited uti

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Basse

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Farafenni

With support from the NAMA Facility (jointly established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)) UNDP has been working with its partners on the identificat

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Segou (Scatec Solar)

The project has been awarded economic support from Norad (The Norwegian Agency for Development Corporation), both related to project development and for grid infrastructure investments that will be transferred and operated by EDM after the project is completed.

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News

The Nigerian Energizing Education Program inaugurates its first solar hybrid plant

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.

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

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.

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

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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Mali solar rural electrification project will develop 50 solar minigrids in its first approved stage

The Green Climate Fund board approved the Mali solar rural electrification project at its 22nd meeting in February 2019. The project is expected to provide funding to solar-based mini-grids for rural electrification, with a total investment of EUR 46.2 million of which EUR 33.64 million in high concessional sovereign loan and EUR 2 million grant for technical assistance. GCF funding will additionally mobilise EUR 10.6 million from the West African Development Bank (BOAD). The first approved stage of the project will deliver access to clean energy to 50 localities in Mali, reaching 28,300 households.

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World Bank Provides Over $200 Million to Help Increase Access to Electricity in West Africa and the Sahel Region

The Board of the World Bank Group approved on April 17, 2019 a fund of $200 million to implement the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP). The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is the leading implementing agency of the project, which aims at increasing access to electricity in West Africa and Sahel Region. The Project will increase electricity access of households and businesses, using modern stand-alone solar systems through a harmonized regional approach.

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Document

Atlas of Africa Energy Resources

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Regional progress report on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access in the ECOWAS region - Monitoring year 2017

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