ECOWAS meeting to validate the regional directive on gender and energy

From 26 to 28 June 2017, representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will meet in Accra, Ghana, at the Kempinski Hotel, to review and deliberate on the draft Directive on gender assessment in energy projects, at a regional workshop organized by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

Access Power launches 2017 Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition with the Support of Power Africa

Submission window opens as African renewable energy projects compete for a share of US$7million

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets and a Power Africa partner, today announced the launch of ACF 2017, the third edition of the highly successful funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa. The official opening of the submissions process was announced today at the Power Africa Annual Partners Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Enhancing Capacities of Utilities in the ECOWAS region

An increasing number of utilities in the ECOWAS region are facing the situation that a growing number of small, medium and utility scale systems with variable renewable energy (vRE) generation from wind or solar PV are either being developed or in the pipeline. Thanks to the declining cost of RE Technologies, especially Solar PV, vRE based power generation is becoming cost competitive when compared to conventional generation and therefore an increasing number of project are being considered in the region.


The Clean Energy Summit Africa was held in Accra, Ghana, from 4 – 5 April 2017. Now an annual event, this is the third consecutive time it has been held in Accra, Ghana, with the objective to create a platform for project developers (both small and large) to meet and create new businesses in the clean energy sector.

III German Energy Business Mission to Cabo Verde (Santiago) with the topic “Grid Management and Diversification of Storage in Cabo Verde”

Cabo Verde is highly dependent of primary energy sources, whereas most of the electricity is produced by fossil fuels. High prices of electricity resulting from the costs of imports of fossil fuels have a negative impact on the general economic situation of the archipelago. Consequently, investments in an efficient production of energy from renewable sources should generate positive results and, at the same time, reduce the country’s vulnerability to a price increase of fossil fuels.


Praia, Cabo Verde - April 21, 2017 : ECREEE once again etches its name as the leading regional sustainable energy promotion agency in Sub Saharan Africa as Mr. Mahama Kappiah, the Executive Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), receives the African Energy Leader of the year award at the 10th Annual Africa Energy Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mapping and Assessment of Existing Clean Energy Mini-Grid Experiences

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - March 27, 2017The report “Mapping and Assessment of Existing Clean Energy Mini-Grid Experiences in West Africa” was released at the High-level Workshop on Energy Access in West Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Among other important issues discussed, the report provides orientation regarding financial schemes, management models and technology to face current energy challenges.

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions

Decarbonisation of global energy system, led by renewables and efficiency, would create economic gains

Berlin, Germany, 20 March 2017 — Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, presents the case that increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in G20 countries and globally can achieve the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperature rise to no more than two-degrees Celsius, avoiding the most severe impacts of climate change.