Multinational - ECCAS: Support Project for the Development of the Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Electricity in Central Africa


Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Sep 2021
Signature Date 19 Oct 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Commitment U.A 4,993,088
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Support Project for the Development of the Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Electricity in Central Africa (PADCRE) will expand access to reliable and affordable energy in the region and help member countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to improve their energy security as part of a broader regional integration effort. It aims to promote and strengthen the governance and sustainability of the electricity sector in the Central African region through the development of an effective, uniform and transparent policy, institutional and regulatory framework that will define and establish clear and harmonised strategies, policies, principles, rules, processes and standards to be adopted by stakeholders in the sector in ECCAS Member States. The project has four components, three main components related to project implementation: (i) development of a regional energy policy and an ESMS and strengthening of the regional institutional framework for renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), (ii) development of a regional interconnection code and the commissioning of the Energy Information System of the Central African Power Pool (EIS-CAPP), (iii) operationalisation and improvement of the new regional regulatory framework ; and (iv) a fourth component related to project management. The project cost is UA 5.273 million, financed by an ADF-15 grant for regional public goods (RPG) in the amount of UA 4.993 million, to which is added an in-kind contribution from ECCAS and CAPP equivalent to about UA 0.280 million. Implementation will stretch over a period of 36 months.

Project Objectives

The overall project goal is to expand access to reliable and affordable energy in the region, by supporting the achievement of regional integration of energy systems in Central Africa and strengthening the operation of a regional electricity exchange market in the region. The specific objectives of the project are to promote and strengthen the governance and sustainability of the electricity sector in the Central African region through the development of an effective, uniform and transparent regional policy, institutional and regulatory framework that will define and establish clear and harmonised strategies, policies, principles, rules, processes and standards to be adopted by stakeholders in the sector in ECCAS Member States.

Beneficiaries

The main direct beneficiaries of the project are (i) the ECCAS Commission, (ii) the Central African Power Pool (CAPP), (iii) CEREEAC and CORREAC, and (iv) all ECCAS Member States, through their public and private institutions involved in the areas of energy and electricity, which will have a clear and harmonised regional policy, institutional and regulatory framework enabling them to take advantage of the opportunities for regional integration of energy systems and the growth of a regional electricity market in Central Africa. The indirect beneficiaries will be the electricity consumers of ECCAS member countries, which collectively are home to a population of 190 million.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Implementing
(CEEAC) COMMUNAUTE ECONOMIQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-FA0-191
Last Update 04 Dec 2021

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Contact Details

Name MVENG AMOUGOU Epse MBOCK MBOCK Francine
Email f.mbock@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational