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Next-generation electricity market models, and regulatory developments options and challenges for the West African power pool

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1 Author(s)
Evans-Appiah, R.R. ; Eng. Planning & Dev., Volta River Authority

This paper discusses the steps being taken towards establishing a power pool among members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) a regional economic bloc of 15 West African states, and it addresses the governance structure to be adopted to govern cross-border trades. The system would work alongside the respective national regulatory bodies to oversee the in-country electricity operations. The paper discusses the challenges for ultimately adopting a single regional market and the challenges to overcome as countries seed national control over electricity transactions

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Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2006. IEEE

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