|| The ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) is a grant facility which is managed by the Secretariat of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) based in Praia, Cabo Verde. It provides grant co-funding for small to medium sized renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) projects and businesses in rural and peri-urban areas.
Following the successful implementation of the First Call for Proposals from 2011 to 2014 and the Second Call for Proposals from 2014 to 2018, ECREEE is now launching the EREF Third Call for Proposals. The 3rd Call EREF provides non-reimbursable co-funding grant for the capital expenditure in clean energy mini-grids in rural and peri-urban areas, with a specific attention to those initiatives supporting and promoting productive uses of electricity (PUE). The available funds are one 1.2 million US Dollars.