EASTERN AFRICA POWER POOL (EAPP) IS A REGIONAL ORGANIZATION ADOPTED AS SPECIALIZED INSTITUTION OF COMESA FOR THE ELECTRIC POWER SECTOR.
The Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) was established in 2005 with the signing of an Inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding (IGMOU) by seven Eastern Africa countries, namely: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Sudan. In further development, EAPP was adopted as a specialized institution to foster power system interconnectivity by the heads of states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region. Tanzania, Libya and Uganda have joined EAPP in March 2010, February 2011 and December 2012 respectively.
Our main objective is the optimum development of energy resources in the region and to ease the access to electricity power supply to all people of the countries in the Eastern Africa Region through the regional power interconnections.
- To be a framework for pooling energy resources, promoting power exchanges between utilities in Eastern Africa and reduce power supply costs based on an integrated master plan and pre-established rules (Grid code).
- Optimize the usage of energy resources available in the Region by working out regional investment schemes in Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution.
- Reduce electricity cost in the Region by using power systems interconnection and increasing power exchanges between countries.
- Provide efficient co-ordination between various initiatives taken in the fields of power production, transmission as well as exchanges in the Region.