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Rapport de Progrès Régionaux sur les Énergies Renouvelables, l'Efficacité Énergétique et l'Accès à l'Énergie dans la région de la CEDEAO

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From Vision to Coordinated Action - Consolidation of SE4ALL Action Agendas, National Renewable Energy Action Plans, and National Energy Efficiency Action Plans of the ECOWAS region countries

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BACKGROUND STUDY Developing a Legal Instrument for Gender Assessments in Energy Infrastructure Planning and Development within ECOWAS

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Directives pour l'évaluation des impacts environnementaux et sociaux des installations de production et de transport d'énergie électrique en Afrique de l'Ouest

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Guidelines for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Electric Power Generation and Transmission Systems in West Africa

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Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States

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Africa Energy Outlook

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Gambia' Standard Power Purchase Agreeement

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Gambia's Renewable Energy Law, 2013

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News

Senegal efforts to have a tariff for renewable energy autoproducers close to bear fruit

The Regulation Commission for the Electricity Sector in Senegal (Commission de Régulation du Secteur de l'Electricité - CRSE), published by end of May 2018 in its website, the document for public consultation relating to the determination of the purchase price of surplus renewable energy produced by self-consumption. The public consultation period ends by end of July 2018. CRSE will organize a national workshop in August 2018 to officially present the concept of the document and address the comments received during the public consultation period.

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Sustainable Energy Investment Workshop in Guinea Bissau

The Workshop in Sustainable Energy investment in Guinea Bissau will be held in Lisbon (Portugal) on the 4th of May 2018. Organized by ALER and UNIDO, ECREEE and the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the West African country, the event also counts with the support of GEF (Global Environmental Facility). Included in the 2018 Forum of SEforALL, the workshop is organized under the framework o the project "Promoting Investments in small and medium Renewable Energy Technologies in the electricity sector in Guinea Bissau", which aims to promote the south-south cooperation between Guinea Bissau and other lusophone countries, as well as execute the SDG-7 objective under the SEforALL program for the ECOWAS country.

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World Bank Interactive Applications to support energy planning and monitoring and evaluation

The World Bank recently released the ENERGYDATA.INFO platform with the aim of making open data and analytics on the energy sector increasingly available. Among different sections and datasets, the platform has a specific entry with interactive applications to support energy plannig, rural elecrification and monitoring and evaluation activities. Users have access to different tools, among which it could be highlighted under our special focus in West Africa: the Africa Electricity Grid Explorer, the Off-grid Market Opportunities application, the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy, the Global Tracking Framework application, Electrification Paths and Climatescope.

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Clean Energy Solutions Center and SE4ALL: No-cost Expert Assistance for Governments

The Solutions Center and SE4All have joined forces to provide Governments with rapid, on-demand expert assistance by implementing integrated country actions that strategically transform their energy systems. Through the Ask an Expert service, the Solutions Center provides NO-COST EXPERTISE through a network of more than 50 world-class multi-lingual policy and finance authorities from all regions of the world. These experts work directly with Governments to address country-specific needs as they develop country SE4All action agendas and investment prospectuses. Countries seeking assistance can submit a request for assistance through the Solutions Center website at cleanenergysolutions.org/expert or by email to expert@cleanenergysolutions.org.

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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).

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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.

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Energy Information System launched in The Republic Guinea

The Republic of Guinea has on February 2015 launched "le Système d'Information Energétique (SIE)".

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ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would be setting a new benchmark, as far as gender equality and energy access goes, through its “ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access”. The Policy, which aims to address inequalities that exist in energy production and consumption, would be the first of its kind.

The “ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access” will commit the governments of the Member States to concrete actions that would address existing barriers that may hinder the equal participation of women and men in expanding energy access in West Africa and contribute to the success of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative.

The Policy is being developed by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the ECOWAS Department of Social Affairs and Gender, with the assistance of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)/Clean Energy Solutions Centre of the United States.

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ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

REN21 in cooperation with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has just released a new report: The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report. The report provides a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in West Africa. It enables policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions with regards to the diffusion of renewable energy. The 92-page report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends; by design, it does not provide analysis or forecast.

The production of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report was supported by ECOWAS, UNIDO under the GEF Strategic Program for West Africa, The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and the Austrian Development Agency. (ADA). Over 50 experts and reviewers from across the ECOWAS region and elsewhere contributed to the report’s content.

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ECOWAS Countries Move Forward on SE4All Initiative

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) convened representatives of the 15 ECOWAS countries for a kick-off workshop on the development of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency National Action Plans and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agendas in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from March 17-19, 2014.

The meeting took place against the backdrop of promising sustainable energy developments in the ECOWAS region, particularly with the adoption of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy (EREP) and the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy (EEEP) by the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in July 2013. Furthermore, all 15 ECOWAS countries have opted-in to Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and the workshop took place following the clarification of the SE4ALL country action process subsequent to a meeting hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis in December 2013. The kick-off took place at the same time with a view to realize the synergies between the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plans and the SE4ALL Action Agenda.

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