EAPP ACTIVITIES

Status of major EAPP Activities

The Actvities Tracker

This section provides updates on activities of the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP), the regional electricity infrastructure development, and power trade activities of EAPP member utilities, and regulatory bodies. Other latest information is provided in the quarterly bulletins.

 

Status of Activities

ActivityObjectiveDevelopment partnerStatus
Publish annual power balance statement.Annual publication of national demand and generation balance over a ten-year planning horizonEAPP-GS and Planning CommitteeEAPP Technical Committee – Planning set up a dedicated task team and distributed a template to the national utilities to collect the necessary inputs. Most of the countries provided input. The task team plans to complete PBS 2021 by July 2022.
Publish Transmission System Capacity Statement.Annual publication of the transfer capacity (TTC , NTC and TRM ) between control areas. EAPP-GS and Planning CommitteePlanning Committee set up a dedicated task team and distributed a template to national utilities to collect the necessary inputs to update the network model and undertake the Transfer Capacity studies of interconnectors. Only a few countries provided input. EAPP GS is communicating with countries so that they provide their national models up to the end of July 2022. The model update and the transfer capacity studies are planned to be completed by November 2022.
Update EAPP master plan study.To undertake regional least-cost planning study looking out 25 years.WB (technical and financial support to hire consultant)The contract is expected to be signed by September 2022.
Maintain Regional Power System Model.To maintain an updated Regional Power System Model.EAPP-GS and Planning Committee)Planning Committee set up a dedicated task team and distributed a template to national utilities to collect the necessary inputs to update the network model. Only a few countries provided input. EAPP GS is communicating with countries so that they provide their national models up to the end of July 2022. The model update is planned to be completed by November 2022.
Problem solving support for T/L interconnectors.EAPP GS providing mediation and facilitation to avoid disputes among utilities related to interconnection lines construction and early operation phases.Power Africa (TA)Shango-Mabara is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year 2022.
Tanzania-Uganda Interconnection Feasibility Study (FS)To undertake Tanzania-Uganda Interconnection Feasibility Study. WB (technical and financial support to hire consultant)The contract for the project is signed. Inception Report workshop held in May 2022. The project is expected to be completed by March 2023.
Ethiopia-Sudan second Interconnection Line FS update.The two countries had undertaken feasibility study for the project in year 2017. At present EAPP SG in collaboration with the two countries are planning to update the second interconnection line feasibility study. WB (technical and financial support to hire consultant)Contract is signed in Jan. 2022. The project is expected to be completed by September 2022.
Ethiopia-Somali Interconnection Line FS studies.To undertake Ethiopia-Somalia Interconnection Feasibility. WB (technical and financial support to hire consultant)Under procurement. Proposals are submitted on 12 July 2022. Technical evaluations are expected to be finalized by end of July 2022.
Ethiopia-Somali Interconnection Line ESIA studies.To undertake Ethiopia-Somalia Interconnection lines ESIA Study. WB (technical and financial support to hire consultant)Under procurement. EOI Evaluations were completed in Jan. 2022. RFP is to be floated in July 2022.
Technical assistance on Grid Coordination Unit (GCU) Operationalization, SCADA/EMS study, and DesignSupporting EAPP and its member utilities to enable reliable and secure operation of the regional interconnected networkWB (TA)TOR for the TA is to be completed by July 2022.
Additional preparation for interconnected operation of EAPP grid.Supporting EAPP and its member utilities to enable reliable and secure operation of the regional interconnected network.WB (TA). TOR for the TA is to be completed by July 2022.
Prepare market handbook and platform for Day Ahead Market (DAM) and purchase necessary hardware for the centralized EAPP trade.Prepare market handbook and platform for Day Ahead Market (DAM) and purchase necessary hardware for the centralized EAPP trade.WB (technical and financial support to hire consultant). TOR for the assignment is under development and is expected to be completed by July 2022.
Standard document preparation for short-term bilateral trade.Preparation of bilateral trade standard agreement and procedures for application by a party. These documents are to be developed together with EAPP bilateral trade workgroup. The committee is comprised of legal, technical, and economic experts from utilities, regulators, and energy ministries.Power Africa (TA). The final document is expected by September 2022
Transmission Pricing methodology development To develop transmission wheeling methodology for the EAPP region.WB (technical and financial support to hire consultants). TOR preparation to be finalized by August 2022.
Membership expansion (Somalia, South Sudan, and Eretria)Complete the membership of all countries in the Eastern Africa Region.World Bank is providing technical and financial support.Promotional workshop conducted. South Sudan and Somalia have become a member starting from Jan. 2022. Response from Eretria is expected.
Capacity building on project management and financing.To train EAPP GS staff and planning committee on project financing and project management. Power Africa (TA).Power Africa is providing TA in contract and project management training (project coordination, monitoring, and evaluation). Two trainings on contract management and PPP certification were conducted in September 2021. Online course on project management for PC is going on and is to be completed by August 2022.
Capacity building for EAPP future TradersTo provide introductory market-related training for newly appointed utility tradersWorld BankA workshop was conducted in Sept 2022
Capacity building on the development of operational procedures.To train the EAPP operating committee on the development of operational procedures for national control centers. Power Africa (TA).A workshop was conducted in Mar. 2022
Shadow market operation Capacity building will be provided to the market committee members through shadow market operation.African Development Bank (technical and financial support to hire a consultant).A study tour to SAPP is planned for August 2022, Attachment with SAPP traders is planned for September 2022, and Shadow Market deployment workshop is planned for October 2022.
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