IRENA launches call for proposals for a major power grid project in ECOWAS

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 14:59
IRENA launches call for proposals for a major power grid project in ECOWAS

(Togo First) - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) seeks consultants to implement a program to strengthen electricity grid infrastructure in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

A call for proposals was launched in this framework. Applicants picked for the project will work closely with power companies, country regulators, and the ECOWAS regional center for renewable energy and energy efficiency. They will develop the best solutions (from a technical and economic perspective) to boost the potential of solar and wind energy in the region. Also, they will help build up national expertise in the sector.

In Togo, the project should significantly support the national electrification strategy. Under the latter, the country hopes to increase renewables share in its energy mix to 50% by 2030.

Let’s recall that at the moment, the ECOWAS has an installed capacity of 16 GW, generated mainly by thermal (68%) and hydropower (32%) plants, according to IRENA.

Consult the call for proposals here.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2020.       

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