Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

Energy Governance – Amelioration De la Gouvernance du Secteur de L'energie en Afrique de L'ouest (AGoSE)

07/01/2019 - 15:18
Regional overview

The Action's specific objective is to improve regional governance of the energy sector in order to consolidate the foundation to enable West African states to achieve the three objectives of SE4ALL 2030:

  • Ensuring universal access to modern energy services; 
  • Doubling energy efficiency; 
  • Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix.


Expected Results: 

The expected results are:

  • The establishment of a political framework, and strategic planning at the regional level;
  • The harmonisation of institutional, legislative and regulatory frameworks to encourage domestic investments primarily in renewable energy, energy efficiency and universal access to modern energy;
  • Further development of the regional electricity market by promoting primarily energy efficiency and other renewables in the energy mix; and
  • Capacity building of key sector players so that they can be more effective in fulfilling their mission. 

Main Activities: 

  • Regional Energy Policy Update, Strategic Analysis; Action plan, Reports Distribution; Plan of the WAPP; Establishment of the regional energy database: Information System on the West Africa Energy (ISWAE);
  • Creation of renewable energy corridors; institutional and regulatory framework of standards and certifications in RE & EE in the buildings;
  • National Variations of the regional energy policy; Standards and certifications in RE comprising bioenergy as well - including workshops; Standards and certification in EE in buildings - including workshops;
  • Creation of a unified electricity market; Regulation of the unified electricity market; Operation and management of the unified electricity market; Support to the development of RES;
  • Technical assistance; Development of market regulation; various trainings in RE & EE; developing the regionalisation of CERMI; Strengthening WAPP stakeholders; various incidental expenses (studies, seminars, workshops, visibility/communication); making the various studies available to the countries and EUDs.  


Main Accomplishment to date:  

  • The AGoSE Global TA, awarded to NTU through an international restricted tender, was launched in May 2018 and implementation is ongoing in earnest.


Source of funds: 11th EDF (CRIS ref: 39384)

Total budget (EUR): 32M

Implementation period:   60 months

Implementing Agency: ECOWAS, WAEMU, GiZ, LuxDev, NTU

Geographical Area: West Africa

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