CEO Today - Africa Awards 2023

40 | Republic of Benin Through the implementation of EREM, we aim to create a dynamic and thriving electricity market that benefits all stakeholders involved. By establishing transparent and efficient mechanisms, we seek to promote regional cooperation, enhance energy security and drive economic growth across the ECOWAS region What other infrastructure projects is WAPP currently working on? WAPP is actively working on a range of infrastructure projects, in addition to the interconnection projects previously mentioned. Here is an overview of the ongoing and upcoming projects Projects currently under construction: Interconnection Côte d’Ivoire - Liberia - Sierra Leone - Guinea 225kV (CLSG). This initiative involves the construction of a 1303km 225kV transmission line linking Côte d’Ivoire to Guinea via Liberia and Sierra Leone. Interconnection 225kV Guinea – Mali. This project encompasses a 714km transmission line connecting Nzérékoré, Fomi and Bamako, with a 340km section between Fomi and Linsan. Double-phase line 225kV Manantali - Bamako (Kati) in Mali. The project focuses on constructing a 279km 225kV double-phase transmission line between Manantali and Bamako (Kati) in Mali. Manantali 2/ double-circuit line Mauritania 225kV. This initiative involves the construction of a 517km 225kV double-circuit transmission line between Kayes (Mali), Yélimané (Mali), Tintane, Kiffa, and Tintane, Aïoun el Atrouss (Mauritania). OMVG Energy (Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau). The project includes the construction of a 1,677km 225kV loop connecting the four OMVG countries and the development of the 128MW Sambangalou hydroelectric scheme. 300MW Amaria Hydroelectric in Guinea. This project involves the construction of the Amaria hydroelectric scheme, including associated substations and transmission lines. Projects under preparation of feasibility studies: Reinforcement of interconnection 330kV Nigeria – Benin. Interconnection 330kV Ghana - Burkina - Mali. Optimal Development Plan for the Saint Paul River Cascade in Liberia/ Priority Investment Program (PIP). This program comprises a 150MW hydroelectric scheme, a 90MWp solar project, and a 44MW extension to the Mt Coffee hydroelectric dam. Interconnection 225 kV Côte d’Ivoire - Liberia. 2nd interconnection Côte d’Ivoire – Burkina Faso. Reinforcement of Interconnection 330kV Côte d’Ivoire – Ghana. WAPP regional solar park. These projects entail the establishment of 300MWp solar power plants in Burkina Faso, 300MWp in Mali, 150MWp in Niger and 150MWp in Gambia. Solar power plant project linked to the Manantali hydroelectric scheme G5-Sahel Trans-Sahelian Backbone Project. The aim of this project is to implement a trans-Sahelian electricity transmission backbone across the G5 Sahel countries (Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad) with the construction of regional solar parks. Is there anything else that you would like to share about WAPP’s ongoing development or your own career accomplishments to date? I would like to emphasise the collective effort and dedication of the entire

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