Specialists required for West Africa Clean Energy Corridor

Aug 10, 2020 02:36 PM ET
  • The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and also Energy Efficiency is seeking experts for the West African Clean Energy Corridor program. It anticipates the area to deploy 7.6 GW of renewable energy capability by 2030.
Specialists required for West Africa Clean Energy Corridor
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The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy as well as Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has released an ask for expression of passion to look for a seeking advice from business for the development of the West African Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC) program and also its institutional execution framework.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the German Development Agency (GIZ) are supporting the tender. Possible experts have till Aug. 24 to submit their proposals.

WACEC is an initiative to deploy 7.6 GW of renewable resource ability in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by 2030. ECOWAS is a team of 15 West African nations, consisting of Mali, Niger, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Guinea, as well as Liberia.

A recent report by LUT University in Lappeenranta, Finland, showed that solar PV is preferably positioned to serve as the "prime source" of the area's future power mix through 2050.

" ECOWAS energy policy need to position solar PV at its core. Crossbreed solar PV-battery power systems seem the least-cost option for the area," the scientists stated. "A solid transmission grid infrastructure can enable significant wind power generation from Niger and Mali, which can better decrease the whole power system [levelized cost of power] of West Africa."

The scientists said the ECOWAS area can promote "substantial" renewable-energy deployment in the years to find without needing to rely on state funding. The paper argues for a regional policy framework that minimizes investments in traditional nuclear power plant, backed by "detailed power market reforms" as well as "enthusiastic" long-term targets for renewables implementation.

Regional and also nationwide development targets for solar and renewable resource could be the trick for the success of clean-energy modern technologies in all 15 countries across West Africa, according to a 2018 report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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