Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plans for West African Countries


The Clean Energy Solutions Center provided on-site support during a workshop held in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. The workshop was focused on helping representatives from the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) develop their national renewable energy action plans (NREAP) and their national energy efficiency action plans (NEEAP). The participants, who included senior regulatory and government officials from each of the ECOWAS countries, were provided with detailed insight into how to establish national renewable energy targets and how to design NREAPs and NEEAPs. A portion of the workshop focused on gathering baseline data and on the various methodologies available to gather, organize and integrate data into a successful clean energy strategy. Solutions Center experts informed the attendees on good practices for renewable energy and energy efficiency policies.

Impact of Assistance

The assistance provided will facilitate the development of effective and successful renewable energy and energy efficiency action plans that will allow ECOWAS countries to meet the energy targets defined in the ECOWAS regional energy policy, foster the deployment of clean energy technologies and provide clean energy access to remote populations.