According to bank documents, the present intervention concerns the Capacity Building for The Operationalization of the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) Regional Power Market Trade Project. The project aims to provide support to EAPP to establish the regional power market trade in Eastern Africa, thereby improving access to reliable, clean and affordable electricity in the Region. The key expected output is finalization of shadow market operations, i.e. power market modelling and simulation of the existing bilateral trade, which is a final step in the transition to real market trade. Shadow market operations will provide sound data on which to base market design and identify regulatory bottlenecks to inform responses. The Project will also support the harmonization of regulatory framework for power trading, such as wheeling arrangements to facilitate cross-country power trade. The second output is the full establishment of the EAPP Market Committee (MC), with capacity in regional power market development. The project has two main components, namely: (i) capacity building for market readiness and (ii) project management.
The project's objective is to enhance the capacity for commercial reediness as a last step towards real power market trading.
As stated on the agency's website, the goal of EAPP is to be a framework for pooling energy resources, promoting power exchanges between utilities in Eastern Africa in order to secure their respective power supply, provide mutual assistance in case of failure in their respective power systems and reduce power supply costs based on an integrated master plan and pre-established rules (Grid code).
There are currently ten (13) member countries of the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) who have signed the Inter-Governmental MOU (IGMOU). Utilities and national regulators become members of the EAPP once their country signs the IGMOU.
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