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Energy Platform of Nigeria: Renewable Energy, Rural Electrification and Energy Efficiency

The Energy Platform of Nigeria

The Energy Platform is a multi-stakeholder dialogue forum between the industry, government and development partners. It seeks to catalyse market development in renewable energy, energy efficiency and rural electrification. Four events are being organised every year with focus on key business interests such as regulatory aspects, investment climate, skills development and private-public engagement.

SEFA grants US $1 million to develop a transformative hydropower project in Guinea-Bissau

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved on September 16 on the sidelines of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Energy Week a US $965,000 grant to support the preparation of turnkey run-of-river hydropower plant with an estimated electric capacity of 20 MW at Saltinho, Guinea-Bissau. The hydropower plant will be interconnected by a transmission line to Bissau and neighbouring countries within the framework of the regional energy programme by the “Organisation for the Development of the Gambia River” (called OMVG in French), co-financed by AfDB. This SEFA support falls under a wider partnership with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), for renewable energy investments promotion in Guinea-Bissau, including the development of the hydropower project at Saltinho.

 

Developing Effective Off-Gride Lighting Policy for Africa

Developing Effective Off-Gride Lighting Policy for Africa

Creating favourable conditions for modern solar lighting markets can provide a low-cost solution to reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution and health risks, while bringing electricity to an estimated 600 million people in Africa who lack access to the power grid, says new report by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report recommends best practices and smart policies enabling the market uptake of off-grid lighting solutions. It recommends best practices and smart policies enabling the market uptake of off-grid lighting solutions. It was unveiled at the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) annual forum. The publication was jointly launched by UNEP, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), and the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

Nigeria's FEC Approves draft National Policy on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Nigeria's FEC Approves draft National Policy on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The overall objective of the National Policy on Renewable Energy and Efficiency (NPREEE) is to increase access using renewable energy mix, create new business opportunities and new jobs, support global efforts towards green economies and address climate change problems. In addition, the policy will also promote and encourage efficient use of energy and energy conservation in Nigeria.

Energy Information System launched in The Republic Guinea

The Republic of Guinea has on February 2015 launched "le Système d'Information Energétique (SIE)". The EIS represents an online tool to centralize energy information of the country, measure trends and inform stakeholders. The platform was developed by the French consulting firm "Innovation Energie Développement (IED)" for the National Directorate of Energy, with support of the African Development Bank in the framework of the project PREREC, "Réhabilitation et d'extension des réseaux électriques de la ville de conakry".

Study Report on Novel Bioenergy Crop Potential in the ECOWAS Region

Study Report on Novel Bioenergy Crop Potential in the ECOWAS Region

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has launched a publication on the study of Novel Bioenergy Crop Potential in the ECOWAS Region. The publication was developed under the project titled "Regional potential assessment of novel bioenergy crops in fifteen ECOWAS countries", in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Industrial Biotechnology Network (IIBN) and QUINVITA. The project is based on the need to make an overall assessment of a series of novel potential bioenergy crops which can or could be grown and processed in the ECOWAS region.

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