This is the second Master Plan published by the EAPP, the Eastern Africa Power Pool. The first Master Plan, published in 2011, is now updated and extended in scope with Libya and the DRC.

The update is part of a Twinning project (June 2014 to December 2014) where the EAPP General Secretary, the member utilities and the consultants work together on concrete tasks. Intensive dialogue with the member utilities and Ministries has been a key input in the process. The EAPP Technical Subcommittee for Planning (TSC-P) has played an active role in the final development of the Master Plan.

This Master Plan 2014 updates the Master Plan 2011 for expansion of the East African electricity transmission system. The 2011 Master Plan included Burundi, Djibouti, East DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. This new Master Plan now also comprise Libya, the entire DRC and South Sudan. In total 12 countries are included

The recommendations of the Master Plan are based on simulations of optimal dispatch and least-cost investment in generation and transmission for the entire system in a number of specific scenarios.

The development of the power system is driven by strong growth in electricity demand: doubling of the demand in the next ten years. This trend is a continuation of the development over the previous ten years. With the demand as input and with the information about the existing and committed generation and transmission system, the Balmorel model computes least-cost investment in generation and transmission

This main report is a concentrated description of the methods and the overall results. The report is developed to give a high-level overview and insight in main results.

The report is supplemented by a series of appendices that cover data input and results per country. Also in the appendices, planning gap analysis, environmental analysis, risk analysis and network analysis are presented.

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Last Updated: 8.2.2016