The West African Power Pool: Bringing the intentions to reality.


◾The West African Power Pool (WAPP) was established to harness available energy resources in the region to benefit all of its member countries to deliver sustainable and competitive electricity. WAPP set a lofty target of interconnecting all member countries’ power systems into a unified regional electricity market by 2025 through the development of generating and transmission infrastructure.

◾The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has set a goal of achieving 100% electrification in all of its member countries as well as improving the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix to 48% by the year 2030 into WAPP grid.

◾WAPP’s activities include the development of cross-border transmission lines, harmonising technical and regulatory standards, and establishing a legal and institutional framework for regional power trade. WAPP also promotes the development of renewable energy resources and encourages the participation of the private sector in power projects.

◾WAPP aims to improve access to electricity, enhance energy security, and foster economic growth in the region.

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