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Africa/Middle East: West Africa

Workshop on Reducing Losses

Dates: April 24-26, 2012
Location: Lome, Togo

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC implemented this technical assistance workshop for the some of the most recently installed regulators in the region. It focused on regulating to reduce power system losses, including the topics of gas transportation and sales, gas meters, safety valves, losses in electricity networks, transmission planning in the West African region, power system reinforcement and expansion, among other relevant issues. One of the issues that emerged during workshop discussions was the need for clarity of management structure within the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA). As a result of these issues, WAGPA may need to consider revising its founding legislation. WAGPA, as well as the Economic Community Of West African States Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA), also continues to face challenges in lack of the staff needed to fulfill the organization’s duties.

 

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Project Dates: 2011-Present

Primary Partner: ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority

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