Regional Training on the Development of Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements

In the framework of the implementation of the West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC), which was validated, adopted and endorsed by the countries of the West Africa region in 2016 – 2017, IRENA has launched a capacity building programme in the region in collaboration with relevant stakeholders of the ECOWAS power sector (ECREEE, WAPP, ERERA and GIZ).

As part of the implementation of the component of the capacity building programme on the development of renewable energy power purchase agreements, a scoping study on the various market mechanisms existing in the region (e.g. feed-in-tariffs, auctions, quota systems) as well as PPAs used for RE IPP projects in the region against the international best-practices.

This training session gathered representatives of Ministries of Energy, power sector regulatory bodies and utilities from 9 francophone countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo) who will be trained based on the gaps identified by the scoping study. 

This training session was a follow-up to the session that was held on 28-31 May 2018, in Abidjan.