Partnership between ECREEE and Smart City Foundation for innovation and sustainable energy in Cabo Verde

Praia, December 5, 2023 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Foundation Smart City Cabo Verde have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at spurring innovation in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Cabo Verde.

The signing ceremony took place at the ECREEE headquarters in the presence of Mr Pedro Lopes, Secretary of State for the Digital Economy of Cabo Verde, Francis SEMPORE, Executive Director ofECREEE and Ms Loide Monteiro, President of the Foundation Smart City Cabo Verde.

Through this Memorandum of Understanding, the parties agree to collaborate on ambitious projects. These projects aim to transform and optimize energy infrastructure and sustainability across the region, such as the development of a smart grid concept and a pilot project with artificial intelligence (AI) to demonstrate the detection and reduction of energy losses and create efficiencies in the grid in collaboration with the electricity company Electra.

ECREEE´s Executive Director underlined that this agreement represents an important step in the search for adapted and intelligent solutions for sustainable energy in ECOWAS member countries. He also stressed that both organizations are committed to stimulating innovation and promoting the adoption of sustainable practices to meet the energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century.