WAPP Ghana-Burkina-Mali and Ghana-Cote d'Ivoire Interconnections Project (WB-P178923)

  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Dec 2, 2024
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Governments of Ghana and Ivory Coast
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 360.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 55.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 415.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 24, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the Project Development Objective is to: (i) increase electricity trade between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire; and (ii) to make the WAPP Information and Coordination Center fully operational.

The project entails the construction of a second cross-border interconnection between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as the associated infrastructure and reinforcement of power transmission capacity at the national level to enable expanded and secure power exchanges. This second interconnection has been identified as a priority project by the WAPP Regional Master Plan. In particular, the line will complete the Coastal Transmission Backbone (CTB) that seeks to establish a 330 kV transmission network from Cote d’Ivoire to Nigeria passing through Ghana, Togo and Benin, enabling a major regional market between the five countries in the southern part of WAPP. Furthermore, with the new interconnection, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire will be able to share their reserves and thus improve the security of supply on both sides. With both countries being key net exporters into the WAPP market, the interconnection is expected to de-saturate power flows on existing infrastructure thereby facilitating increased power trade and at the same time contributing to improve the stability of the WAPP network particularly in the central and eastern areas. The project will also continue and strengthen World Bank’s assistance to WAPP and its agencies with the clear objective of addressing the most impending needs to advance the readiness of the regional power market.


Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) Contractor -

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World Bank
Elvira Morella, Dhruva Sahai, Nicholas David Elms
Lead Energy Specialist

Ministry of Energy
Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Ministry of Oil, Energy and Development of Renewable Energies
Mamadou Sangafowa-Coulibaly

Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Adama Coulibaly
Minister, Ministry of Economy and Finance

Republic of Ghana
Ken Ofori-Atta
Minister, Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agencies
West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) Secretariat
Siengui Apollinaire Ki
General Secretariat


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