Liberia receives $50m renewable-energy funding endorsement

The AfDB backed Liberia for this investment, which would be used to bolster the country’s intention of reaching a 35% electrification rate by 2030, as opposed to the current rate of 2%. The plan is designed to help increase energy access through off-grid electricity schemes based on small hydro, solar PV, biomass, and hybrid systems.

ECOWAS Electricity Tariffs

In the pursue of our goal to provide reliable and updated information about the energy sector in ECOWAS countries, ECREEE has taken a laudable step towards harmonizing the various electricity tariffs systems in place throughout the region. ECREEE adopted the model used by the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA, in French the Association des Sociétés d’Electricité d’Afrique – ASEA, formerly UPDEA).

Renewable energy law in the Gambia

The Government of the Gambia is currently developing an ambitious Renewable Energy law, a project funded by the European Union. The objectives of the RE act are to:

Katsina State will be home to First Nigerian wind farm

Katsina State

The small village of Rimi, 25 km south of Katsina City, in Nigeria, will soon welcome a 10 MW Wind Power Plant, which is being built in the area and is almost ready for commissioning.

Liberia approved as SREP pilot country

Off-grid solution in Liberia

Liberia might soon benefit from up to USD 50 Million to support the development and deployment of RE technologies. On January 2013, the country has been approved as the eighth SREP pilot country by the SREP sub-committee.

Waste to power unit in Lagos

Water Hyacinth

The Lekki Local Council Development area, a rural local government in the far southeastern end of Lagos state, Nigeria, is now home to a locally made biogas plant.