Vienna Energy Forum 2015

Vienna Energy Forum 2015

The Energy Branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the SIDS Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative (SIDS DOCK), the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are organizing the side event “Energizing the SAMOA Pathway – Launch of the SE4ALL Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)”. The event will inform on the status of the SIDS DOCK process and the network of regional sustainable energy centres for SIDS the Pacific, Caribbean, Africa and Indian Ocean.

Study Report on Novel Bioenergy Crop Potential in the ECOWAS Region

ECREEE launched the project “Regional potential assessment of novel bioenergy crops in fifteen ECOWAS countries” in 2012, in partnership with UNIDO, IIBN and QUINVITA, based on the need to make an overall assessment of a series of novel potential bioenergy crops that can or could be grown and processed in the ECOWAS member states.

ECOWAS Hands-On Training: Renewable Energy (Hybrid) Mini-grid Systems

ECOWAS Hands-On Training: Renewable Energy (Hybrid) Mini-grid Systems

Monday, March 9, 2015 – 08:00 to Thursday, March 12, 2015 – 13:00 The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), is organizing a Hands-on Training on Renewable Energy (Hybrid) Mini-Grid Systems for Rural Electrification in West Africa, from 09 to 12 March 2015 in Bissau, Guinea Bissau, in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Guinea Bissau The training is undertaken in the context of the GEF Project – “Promoting investments into small and medium sized renewable energy technologies in the electricity sector of Guinea Bissau” and the development of a regional renewable energy mini-grid project for the entire ECOWAS region. The purpose of this initiative is to promote the contribution of renewable energy technologies to the ECREEE regional rural electrification program, enhance the understanding of the different technologies solutions and financial schemes needed for the complete development of the different phases of a renewable energy rural electrification project. Read more …   Renewable energy (hybrid) mini-grid systems for rural electrification in West Africa GEF FUNDED PROJECT- “Promoting investments into small and medium sized renewable energy technologies in the electricity sector of Guinea Bissau” – Towards SE4All Concept Paper ENG AGENDA: Official launch of the GEF project ENG, POR AGENDA: First Project Steering Committee Meeting ENG, POR...
Promoting Investments in Small to Medium Scale Renewable Energy Technologies in the Electricity Sector of Guinea Bissau

Promoting Investments in Small to Medium Scale Renewable Energy Technologies in the Electricity Sector of Guinea Bissau

The GEF-UNIDO project addresses the existing energy challenges of Guinea Bissau by promoting renewable energy investments in the electricity sector. The combined and integrated interventions in the areas of technology demonstration, policy support and capacity building will create an enabling environment for the scaling-up of renewable energy investments. The project aims to achieve the following results: Under the investment component a set of RE projects with a total capacity of 2.5 MW will be developed and implemented in two phases (Phase I and Phase II). Under the policy component the GEF project will support the development and endorsement of the National Renewable Energy Policy (NREP) and National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP). Under the capacity building component a national RE capacity building program will be developed and its implementation facilitated. The project will contribute to the transformational change of the electricity sector to a sustainable low-carbon development path. Without the GEF intervention the main trends of the “business as usual” scenario would continue, this is, to continue using diesel fuel (or other fossil fuels) to meet their energy needs. The power generation system of Guinea Bissau would stay dependent on expensive imported diesel or heavy fuel oil. >> READ MORE   Download the Project...

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