AFRICA: Preparing, Negotiating, and Supervising PPAs, TSAs and Interconnection Rules and Procedures for the Gambia River Basin Development Organization (OMVG)

The World Bank and other international development institutions are working with WAPP , the regional power regulator, governments, utilities, and other stakeholders in the private and public sectors engaged in developing a regional market for trading electricity. In line with its objective to support WAPP initiatives and facilitate knowledge sharing, PPIAF provided funding for technical assistance to build capacity and facilitate knowledge to the group of countries participating in the OMVG Regional Transmission Project (the Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, and Senegal), which are also about to start trading electricity through these interconnectors, namely through workshops aimed at deepening understanding of power purchase agreements (PPA) and electricity trade in the region and developing a guidebook. Over 100 participants from OMVG and WAPP countries participated. PPIAF support will facilitate the practical application of the PPA model in preparing and negotiating contracts for trading electricity. This series of training events represent an important step toward effective commercial agreements that would replace government-to-government agreements and provide confidence to the private sector that would open the door to investment in and trade with private sector IPPs.

Approved date2020-03-11
RegionSub-Saharan Africa