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Africa/Middle East: West Africa

Technical Workshop on Integrating Clean Energy Regulation in Evolving Energy Markets

Dates: May 21-23, 2013
Location: Praia, Cape Verde

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC, the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) jointly hosted a technical workshop Integrating Clean Energy Regulation into Evolving Energy Markets.

In 2012, ECOWAS organized several initiatives to support the growth of renewable, clean energy and energy efficiency practices in energy markets. ECOWAS Energy Ministers in October 2012 adopted a regional-scale action plan which sets renewable energy targets in the Region, pushing for the introduction and consolidation of renewable policies and strategies at the member states level. Some states have already or are in the process to introduce specific renewable energy sources support mechanisms. Regulation plays a major role in the transforming ECOWAS energy and electricity markets.

The West Africa Regional Partnership complemented and supported this process by providing capacity building in regulation through technical workshops and the preparation of a document on principles of regulation that was designed to serve as a practical guide to facilitate the integration of clean modern energy practices into evolving traditional energy markets.

 

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At A Glance

Project Dates: 2011-Present

Primary Partner: ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority

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