The map framework of the web-based geographic information system (GIS) platform ECOWREX (ECOWAS Observatory for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, a regional energy data hub) has been transformed into a complete spatial data infrastructure (SDI), compliant with international standards, including:
- new and enhanced datasets on solar and wind power potential with improved temporal and spatial resolutions;
- energy access maps and the most cost-effective technologies for increasing access to non-electrified communities using the improved energy access planning tool IntiGIS 2.0;
- maps of spatial distribution of power consumption and green power production potential.
ECOWREX - publicly accessible - provides policymakers in ECOWAS member states, project developers, investors and other stakeholders, with tailored information for evidence-based decision making, management and planning strategies. The standardisation and interoperability of spatial data on the platform enables end-users to easily explore, share and download data on renewable energy resources (solar, wind…) and energy access in West Africa.