ECOWAS CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY (ECREEE)
CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO DEVELOP ECOWAS GREEN HYDROGEN POLICY
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021 – 23:59
The exploitation of Green Hydrogen as an energy resource in the West African region is still in its embryonic stage. Africa has a growing population of nearly 1.3 billion, which has been increasing at an average annual rate of 2.5% for the last 10 years. The growing population directly implies growing demand for energy and expanded infrastructure to match the growth. The overall sustainable development of Africa and indeed the global effort to reduce climate degradation will stem from a holistic energy system driven by renewable energy. This challenge of reaching 100% renewable based energy systems will require joint effort and partnership across borders in order to find feasible climate-friendly solutions. In a new initiative, Germany is collaborating with WASCAL and African countries to explore the utilization of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives as an energy option in a joint effort to decarbonize West Africa economy. (IEA).