Multinational - 330 kV WAPP Nigeria – Benin Interconnection Reinforcement Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Aug 2015
Signature Date 09 Dec 2016
Planned Completion Date 29 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Commitment U.A 1,404,402.68
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Nigeria –Benin Interconnection Reinforcement Project, which is a West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) key priority, will ensure stable integration of the national electricity networks in the ECOWAS Region and facilitate the accessibility to economic energy resources to all member states of the region. The project will help the construction of a 330 kV double circuit high voltage transmission line from Erukan (Nigeria) to Sakete (Benin) and help meet the needs of the ECOWAS region in suppling reliable electricity supply at affordable cost. The project will definitely advance WAPP's goal to establish more secure, reliable transmission corridors for power exchange and help catalyse the development of energy resources, and the transfer of low-cost energy supply. The increased volumes of power derived from the project, will boost the region's economies and contribute to poverty reduction efforts.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to augment transmission capacity for power exchange between Nigeria, Togo/Benin and beyond. More precisely, the realisation of the 330 kV WAPP Nigeria–Benin Project will facilitate optimal power exchanges and trading between the Member States. It seeks to establish a robust transmission link from Côte d'Ivoire to Nigeria passing through Prestea, Aboadze, Volta in Ghana, Lomé in Togo, and Sakete in Benin.


The direct beneficiary of the project is the West Africa Power Pool (ECOWAS). The ultimate beneficiaries are the populations of the ECOWAS member’s countries.

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-FA0-055
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
9.5 2.25 Benin
11.66636 3.26373 Malanville