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Africa Clean Energy Corridor (ACEC)

2014 - ongoing

Implementing agencies

African partners
Pan-African organisation, Government, Other public body

Names of African partners involved
Countries of the Eastern Africa and Southern African Power Pools, African Union Commission (AUC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE), Regional Electricity Regulatory Association of Southern Africa (RERA)

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
The Africa Clean Energy Corridor (ACEC) is a regional initiative to accelerate the development of renewable energy potential and cross-border trade of renewable power within the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) and Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).

Main activities
- Zoning and Resource Assessment – to site renewable power plants in areas with high resource potential and suitable transmission routes; - National and Regional Planning – to fully consider cost-effective renewable power options; - Enabling Frameworks for Investment – development of least-cost System Planning Test models to support planning for long-term power generation expansion plans in all continental African countries; - Capacity Building – to plan, operate, maintain and oversee power grids and markets with higher shares of renewable power generation; - Public Information and Awareness – to raise awareness on how large-scale renewable power generation can provide secure, sustainable and affordable energy.



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