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RE in West Africa


Renewable Energies in West Africa - Regional Report on Potentials and Markets – 17 Country Analyses

Duration: 2009 – 2010 ● Client: GIZ ● WIP Expertise: Policy development

The “Regional Report on Potentials and Markets - Renewable Energies in West Africa” was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). WIP Renewable Energies was responsible for the coordination and review of the 17 country chapters in close cooperation with the authors from African countries.

Each country analysis comprises an introduction to the socio-economic, geographical and political background of the country. It also includes an overview on the national energy sectors, including figures on power generation capacities, energy consumption and price levels as well as information on relevant market structures. This is followed by a presentation of the respective energy policy framework conditions.

The chapter on the status quo of RE presents data on country-specific technical and economic RE potentials, as well as and on current RE investment projects and possible RE business opportunities. In addition, the report gives information on market challenges and risks. A snapshot of the relevant actors of the energy sector (private, as well as public, civil and scientific) is also included and serves as a source for identifying potential (business) partners for RE projects.

  • download of the report “Regional Report on Potentials and Markets - Renewable Energies in West Africa”