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West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC)


Period
2016 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
IRENA

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

Names of African partners involved
Countries of the West Africa Power Pool, African Union Commission (AUC), ECOWAS Commission on Energy and Mines, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the African Development Bank, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, West Africa Power Pool (WAPP), ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
IRENA, World Bank, AfDB, EU, GIZ, USAID

Geographical scope
Continental

Countries where active
Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali Republic, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Senegal Republic, Sierra Leone, Togo

Sectors
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
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Grant

Main objectives
To promote the development of utility scale renewable power and its integration to the West African power systems

Main activities
1) Zoning and Resource Assessment – to identify sites for renewable power generation in areas with high resource potential and suitable transmission routes; 2) National and Regional Planning – to fully consider cost-effective renewable power options; 3) 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; 4) Capacity Building – to plan, operate and maintain power grids and markets with higher shares of renewables-based electricity; and 5) Public Information and Awareness Raising – to highlight how the corridor can provide secure, sustainable and affordable energy.

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Sources
http://irena.org/cleanenergycorridors/West-Africa- Clean-Energy- Corridor

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