ECOWAS CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY (ECREEE)
CONSULTANCY SERVICES: ECREEE POLICY, REGULATION AND PLANNING EXPERT
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021 – 12:00
“Under the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC) program, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is supporting the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in the implementation of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy (EREP) and ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy (EEEP) by 2030. Currently, an impact assessment on the achievements under both policies is undertaken. The assessment will provide valuable recommendations for the acceleration and/or readjustment of the established regional and national targets and action plans by 2030. The successful implementation requires harmonization of national efforts and strong capacities of policy makers, utilities, rural electrification agencies and regulators with regard to energy planning, policy, regulations and standards. Moreover, well-integrated energy planning needs to take other cross-sectoral policies and plans into account, including climate change adaptation and resilience. It also needs to consider latest renewable energy technology innovations and cost trends, including frontier solutions such as green hydrogen, digitalization, electric mobility and storage, as well as ocean energy. In the electricity sector, ECREEE is partnering with the West African Power Pool (WAPP), and ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) on the establishment of a West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC), which is supposed to connect to the continental system promoted by the African Union (AU) Secretariat.