Creating a program document on upgrading the

             hydro-meteorological network and database for

             small-scale hydro power in Guinea and Sierra Leone

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) developed a 3 year program document on upgrading the hydro-meteorological network and database for small-scale hydro power in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The political targets of the adopted ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy EREP by 2020 and 2030 aim at developing the small-scale hydropower sector in countries with high potential. For this, operative hydrometric networks providing hydrological data are essential.


Guinea and Sierra Leone

Project Period:

Jan 2016 – April 2016

Services Provided:

Backstopping & Technical Advice

  • Review existing documents, data & information, field reconnaissance and assessment of hydrological network, services and human resources in the two countries, development of a Program Document on upgrading / designing the hydro-meteorological networks to improve the database for small-scale hydropower in Guinea and Sierra Leone

Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: Hedi Feibel, hydropower expert and hydrologist

Name of Client(s):

ECREEE ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency

Name of Partner Organisation(s):


Description of the Project:

Reducing the barriers of lacking capacities and networks by developing a Program Document as a basis to upgrade the networks and to draft the necessary related training to ensure sustainable network operation for the provision of reliable data for small-scale hydropower planning.

Collection & analysis of existing studies and baseline information; meetings with relevant stake-holders in both countries (ministries, hydrological services, etc.); analysis of existing networks, of data collection, processing, analysis, storage and retrieving, of current staff, their capacities and training needs, of current constraints to sustainable operation of existing networks, of existing institutions in the region to provide training; evaluation of stakeholders’ awareness about upgrading of hydrological networks; inception and mission report and comprehensive Program Document (proposed measures, timeline, budget).

Results: 3-year Program Document for both countries on creating/upgrading the hydro-meteorological network and database including necessary capacity building.