West African Power Pool

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The West African Power Pool (WAPP) is a cooperation of the national electricity companies in Western Africa under the auspecies of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The members of WAPP are working for establishing a reliable power grid for the region and a common market for electricity. It was founded in 2000.[1]


Country Generation and transmission company and distribution[2] Electricity production (million kWh)[3]
Benin Société Béninoise d'Énergie Électrique and Communauté Électrique du Bénin 124
Burkina Faso Société Nationale d'électricité du Burkina Faso 611.6
Cape Verde Electra 250
Côte d'Ivoire Société de Gestion du Patrimoine du Secteur de l'Electricité (SOGEPE) 5,275
The Gambia National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) 160
Ghana Volta River Authority and Electricity Company of Ghana 6,746
Guinea Electricité de Guinée 850
Guinea Bissau Electricidade e Aguas da Guine-Bissau 65
Liberia Liberian Electricity Corporation 350
Mali Energie du Mali 515
Nigeria Power Holding Company of Nigeria 3,900
Senegal Société d'Électricité du Sénégal 1,880
Sierra Leone National Power Authority (Sierra Leone) 80
Togo Togo Electricité and Communauté Électrique du Bénin


  1. ^ Pierre-Olivier Pineau (January 2008). "Electricity sector integration in West Africa" (journal). Energy Policy. 36: 210–223. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2007.09.002. Retrieved March 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "West African Power Pool". West African Power Pool. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  3. ^ Central Intelligence Agency. "CIA Factbook". The World Factbook. Retrieved March 29, 2010.

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