ECOWAS to Improve Power Supply to Member States Through Off-Grid Solutions

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Due to the strategic importance of energy in achieving sustainable development and poverty reduction in the ECOWAS and Sahel region, the World Bank and ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREE), have designed the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), aimed at increasing access to sustainable electricity supply, most especially in the rural areas of member states, The Nation reports.

The Permanent Secretary, Power, Louis Edozien, speaking at the one day workshop organized by ECOWAS and the World Bank in Abuja, disclosed that stakeholders in the power sector should move from policy formulation and focus more on policy implementation in the electricity value chain, emphasizing, that this would improve the living standards of rural dwellers in the ECOWAS sub region.

The Permanent Secretary said the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) was designed by ECOWAS and World Bank to increase access to sustainable electricity services in the ECOWAS region for households, commercial enterprises and public facilities. The main objective of the workshop was to create awareness and improve information on ROGEP among others.

Source: Energy Mix Report

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