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Africa/Middle East: West Africa

Technical Workshop on Using the Principles of Regulating Clean Energy to Advance Renewable Energy in the ECOWAS Region

Dates: April 24-25. 2014
Locations: Accra Ghana

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC and its regional partners with the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) jointly hosted a technical workshop on regulation and policy of clean energy.

The workshop was based on the document “Principles of Regulating Clean Energy in the ECOWAS Region,” which was developed collaboratively with regional partners and discussed at two additional regional workshops in 2013.

The Principles reflect best practices based on local context and were designed as a resource for the ECOWAS region, taking into account energy markets, natural resources, social and environmental priorities, and other region-specific factors. As the energy landscape in West Africa is rapidly changing and regulatory and policy on clean energy continues to develop, the Principles are intended to be a ‘living document,’ serving as a dynamic and evolving resource for the region in the long term. The development of the Principles was participatory and they provide a set of basic guidelines for the harmonized growth of clean energy policy framework throughout the region.

 

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At A Glance

Project Dates: 2011-Present

Primary Partner: ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority

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