Regional Seminar for West African Policy Makers


ECREEE, in collaboration with the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) and the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), organizes a Regional Seminar on the Integration of Renewable Energy into the Energy Systems of the ECOWAS Region, in the Canary Islands, Spain from the 15th to 17th of June 2011.

The Seminar will bring together key Decision Makers and Chief Executives of the Electricity Utilities’ of ECOWAS member states and Spanish specialized institutions on renewable energy and energy planning.

The objective of the Seminar is to examine the Canary Islands’ experience in electrical grid planning and the challenge posed by high penetration of renewable energies in the electricity system. The seminar will also critically assess the readiness of ECOWAS countries for the integration of renewable energies into national electrical grids. It will conclude with site visits to renewable energy installations and control centres.

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