The Ministers in Charge of Energy from ECOWAS Member States met in Bissau, on March 24, 2023 to adopt the ECOWAS Energy Policy, the Regional Electricity Code and the Green Hydrogen Policy, among others. The Ministerial meeting was preceded by a meeting of Energy Experts which held in Bissau from March 22 to 23.
The Ministers considered the Report of the Experts’ meeting and adopted the ECOWAS Energy Policy, the Regional Electricity Code and the Green Hydrogen Policy. Also on the agenda was the presentation of the state of implementation of the regional electricity market, the state of compliance of the Member States vis-à-vis the Directive on securing cross-border electricity exchanges within the framework of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Market implemented by WAPP, the ECREEE Strategic Plan 2023-2027, the West African Gas Pipeline project and the importance of natural gas as a transition fuel to the Ministers.
During the meeting, the ECOWAS Energy Information System (EIS-ECOWAS), a platform that provides data and information for better planning, design and monitoring of strategies and energy sector policies was launched.