Project Diary

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June 2019

CIREG@ICEM2019

Recent findings from the CIREG project on renewable power potential in West Africa will be presented at the International Climate and Energy Meteorology conference (ICEM2019) in Copenhagen, Denmark by Sebastian Sterl of the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He will present on Wednesday June 26 in the afternoon session on Grid Integration.

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April 2019

CIREG@EGU

The CIREG project’s latest results on renewable electricity potential will be presented at the European Geophysical Union 2019 in Vienna, Austria (April 8-12), by Sebastian Sterl of the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He will present on Monday April 8 in the session HS5.4.2 “Hydropower and other renewable energy sources: Integration and Planning amid the Water-Energy Nexus”.

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March 2019

Workshop on Energy and Water modelling

In March 2019 CIREG is organising two training workshops on Energy and Water modelling in Accra and Ouagadougou. Both workshops will be hosted by the West African Science Service Center on Climate Adaptation and Land Use (WASCAL) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

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February 2019

SWIM training at WASCAL

From 18th to 20th February 2019, the WASCAL Competence Center at Ouagadougou was hosting a two and a half day workshop introducing the SWIM model of PIK...

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January 2019

Second article published

The growing demand for food, water, and energy led Mali and Guinea to develop ambitious hydropower and irrigation plans, including the construction of a new dam and the extension of irrigation schemes.

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September 2018

Stakeholder meeting in Niamey

From 2nd-3rd October 2018, WASCAL was hosting the first CIREG stakeholder meeting in Niamey, Niger. The aim was to establish contacts...

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September 2018

First article published

A new approach for assessing synergies of solar and wind power: implications for West Africa

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Kick-off

September 2018

Kick-off meeting

The CIREG project started officially in February 2018. The kick-off meeting with six partner institutions was hosted at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research in Germany…

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