Source: African Development Bank Group
|WHAT:||Stakeholders Roundtable on Continental Power Systems Masterplan|
|WHO:||The African Union Commission (AUC), AUDA-NEPAD and the African Development Bank|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, 28 October 2020; 9.00 am – 4.00 pm GMT|
|WHERE:||Virtual (Closed session)|
The African Union Commission (AUC), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the African Development Bank will jointly host a virtual stakeholder roundtable on the Continental Power System Masterplan (CMP) on Wednesday, 28 October 2020, from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm GMT.
African Energy Ministers initiated the Plan in 2018-2019 to develop a Continental Power Systems Masterplan to serve as a blueprint for developing generation and transmission infrastructure for an African electricity market.
The proposed Masterplan will integrate the African Union’s sectoral vision with related key continental initiatives, including the African Development Bank’s New Deal for Energy in Africa.
The first phase in the preparation of the Continental Masterplan involved undertaking a baseline study based on the five power pool master plans. The next step will be the actual development of the Plan to connect countries to each other within a single regional power pool and to connect the power pools into a single electricity market promoting energy access and regional integration.
Key stakeholders and experts at the meeting will discuss the baseline study’s main findings and decide on its next phase.