Eastern Nile Power Trade Program Study

Project Summary

Approval Date 31 Mar 2004
Signature Date 25 May 2004
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Commitment U.A 2,625,147.68
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project is relative to the Eastern Nile Power Trade Programme Study. It is part of a coordinated Investment Program consisting of priority power generation and transmission interconnection projects with trans-boundary benefits. The study aims at providing a framework for coordinated planning of generation and transmission interconnection projects for Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan, thereby allowing selection of least cost projects with trans-boundary benefits for the three countries. A power trade strategy should create an enabling environment through harmonizing grid codes, establishing necessary institutions, control centers, communication networks, computing facilities, trading rules and settlement arrangements that are vital for power trade. The outcome of the Study, among others should include the Power Trade Strategy, Regional Investment Program and Memoranda of Understanding to be executed by the countries for implementing the trade strategy and investment program. The study should be carried out in two phases, namely: I) Cooperative Regional Assessment of Power Trade Opportunities; and II) Feasibility Study of the Power Interconnection involving Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan. The Cooperative Regional Assessment should distribute the costs and benefits of the regional projects between the countries and enable them implement the recommended projects. In addition, the feasibility study of the power interconnection project, which is to be prepared as part of the Study, represents a decisive step towards establishing an integrated power system and eventually a power pool for resources and electricity trade.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Study is to promote regional power trade through creation of an enabling environment and coordinated planning and development of power generation and transmission interconnection projects.


The main beneficiaries of this study are the Governments of the three countries (Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan), the structures in charge of energy as well as the development partners.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Bureau régional technique du Nil oriental ( Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office - ENTRO)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-FA0-006
Last Update 30 Nov 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
30.85 31.2 Nile Delta
27 30 Egypt
9 39.5 Ethiopia
16 30 Sudan