ECREEE - Dakar, Senegal - 14TH November 2018 - The Coordinator of the Private Sector Support Facility of ROGEP, Mr. Sire Diallo, has spoken of the importance of the project which aims to support the efforts of West Africa and Sahel countries to accelerate the deployment of standalone PV systems for households, public services and productive uses. In his presentation on the theme ‘Advancement on the preparation of ROGEP’ at the Second ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum, Mr. Diallo said the project aims to promote private sector investment with a market based approach in expanding off-grid electricity access.

Dakar, January 15 to18 January 2019

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), once more has demonstrated its strong commitment to promote sustainable energy in the ECOWAS region by establishing a strategic partnership with the SolarWind.

SolarWind positions itself as a leading electronic expert and renewable energy technology group of companies providing design, consultancy, build and operate medium to large power plants, solar lighting systems and solar water treatments solution. The company combines renewable energy and storage to provide communities with clean, resilient an affordable power, public lighting and water.

Santo Antão – 17/January/2019 

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), inaugurated a solar PV mini-grid in Planalto Norte with the capacity of 45 kWp, budgeted in the amount of 300 thousand USD to benefit 50 families in the region.

Once more ECREEE has demonstrated its strong commitment towards the region by merging efforts with partners such as the Municipality of Porto Novo, ADMP and the Camões Institute of Portugal in order to take steps to boost renewable energy penetration and improve livelihood conditions of isolated off-grid communities, through sustainable energy access.

Praia - February 8th, 2019 – The Prime-Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the Executive Director of ECREEE and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Luxembourg, inaugurate the debut of the first seven vehicles 100% electric in Cabo Verde. This was the beginning of a process, which according to the Government of Cabo Verde, will culminate in the next decades by achieving the goal of phasing out the use of fossil-fuel based vehicles.

The Government of Cabo Verde has embarked in a sustainable energy promotion initiative by adding to its portfolio the acquisition and use of electric cars. In a ceremony in Praia, the Prime-Minister of Cabo Verde, H.E. Ulisses Correia e Silva, stressed on fact that the world faces a critical situation of possible exhaustion of raw materials, and therefore, there is an urgent need to explore alternative energy sources to meet growing human needs. “Hence, this is an era which requires clarity in the definition of objectives and, above all, strategic leadership”, he said. The Executive Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Mahama Kappiah, emphasized that due to the mandate of the Centre to promote sustainable energy markets in West Africa, ECREEE had to embrace and be part of such remarkable milestone of developing this E-mobility pilot project.

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