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Power Pools in Africa: Releasing the Potential of Regional Power Trade

May 9 @ 2:00 pm May 11 @ 5:00 pm

About the Event​

The Conference aimed to identify the key improvements that were necessary at the institutional and regulatory level to promote power trade, analyzed how the best international practices could be adapted to the African context, and explored the paths to implementing them. The outcome of the Conference inspired future efforts in capacity building to disseminate and support the application of the conference findings.

French Translation

Simultaneous translation will be provided for those who wish to listen in French.

Conference Brochure

Conference Recordings


Videos of the online sessions are now available:

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Speakers’ Bio

Reading Materials

The policy dialogue will be maintained at the expert level. The following background readings for each session introduce the key topics to be discussed during the conference.

The development of African power pools
Regional institutions of African power pools
Transmission cost allocation in regional markets
Regional Power trade and Bilateral Contracts
The development of African power pools

Presentations for Day 1

The introductory presentations for Day 1 are now available for download

Session 1: Regional organisations and infrastructure planning
Session 2: Market rules & transmission regulation

Open issues and key lessons learned

Policy Brief

The conference brief below describes the Policy Dialogue on Renewable Generation and Regional Power Trade in Africa, succinctly presents its objectives and program, and sums up its findings and takeaways. Several annexes and website links to the conference readings and presentations provide ample information for those interested in going deeper into the topic. Kindly visit the following link for more information: https://africanschoolregulation.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=3291&action=edit

The Policy Dialogue on Renewable Generation and Regional Power Trade in Africa – Conference Brief