This stage covers about 165 km from Saloum (Egypt) to Tobruk (Libya) to complete the North Regional Electrical Interconnection. An alternating current (AC) transmission line of about 165 km to exchange a capacity of (1000) megawatts with a voltage of (500/400) kV (Saloum (Egypt) 500 kV – Tobruk (Libya) 400 kV), with a back-to-back 500/400 kV converter station rated 1 000 MW. The project objectives are to:
• Facilitate the interconnection between the local/national networks/grids of the North African countries by using the combination of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) transmission lines, and connections to HV national networks
Among the priority projects included in the ECOWAS Master Plan for the Development of Regional Means of Production and Transmission
of Electric Power 2019-2033 is the Louga 1 and 2 hydroelectric power plant project. 297.6 million m3 • Construction of a dam 1 683 m
long and 30m high • Installation of 3 bulb-type groups totaling 126 MW. The project objectives are to:
• Reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) by 28% by 2030 compared to 2014 which corresponds for the Electricity Sector to an energy
mix including 42% of renewable energies
• Reduce dependence on fossil fuels and diversify the electricity mix of Côte d’Ivoire’s electricity sector in order to prevent a single
source of production from exceeding 60% of installed capacity
• Enhance sustainable integration of national networks in the ECOWAS community, with a view to facilitating energy exchanges
and trade between member states
• Diversify the energy mix and reduce greenhouse gases, Coping with the growth in demand, Improving the quality of service
and Stimulating economic growth at national and sub-regional levels.
The Baynes HydropowerpProject is a joint project between Angola and Namibia. The project involves the construction of a hydropower dam on the Cunene River, 48 km downstream of the Epupa Falls. It is envisaged that the Baynes mid-merit/peaking power station’s capacity will be in the range of 600 MW, which will be shared equally by Namibia and Angola. Like the Ruacana Power Station, the new dam will function as a mid-merit peaking station, which will help to offset costly power imports during peak hours. During the wet season the Baynes Power Station is predicted to run at full capacity, while during the dry season the generators will generate at maximum during mid-merit/peak periods only, while 71 MW would be generated during the off-peak periods. The project objectives are to:
• Provide clean energy and contribute to sustainable industrial and economic development in the two countries
• Reduce the current levels of power deficits in the two countries and increase access to electricity to various parts of the two countries
• Contribute to increased SAPP Energy Market capacity.
The Project consists of the development of a hydroelectric power station with a capacity of 600MW, and the construction of associated transmission lines to localities in Northern Congo, South-Eastern Cameroon and South-Western CAR. The project objectives are to:
• Increase the rate of access to electricity for the populations of the Republic of Congo and Cameroon
• Solve the issue of electricity shortage in the areas concerned
• Contribute to regional integration
• Improve the conditions of women
• Reduce poverty and significantly reduce rural exodus
• Preserve the Environment by contributing to the fight against deforestation in the Project area – Substitute hydroelectric production for thermal production and thus reduce the emission of greenhouse gases Tight
This Project is part of the promotion of new Transboundary Basin Organizations (Ogooué, Ntem, Nyanga, and Komo), located in Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. It is a question of carrying out two priority integrator projects which are: the creation of the two hydroelectric power stations which are: BOOUE and TSENGUE LELEDI (in the center of Gabon) and transmission lines associated.
To this end, ECCAS requested and obtained funding from the African Water Facility for: (i) the conduct of summary and detailed pre-project studies (APS and APD) of the Booué and Tsengué-Lélédi hydroelectric infrastructures; and power transmission lines;
(ii) carrying out an environmental and social impact study for each site.
The project objectives are to:
• Increase the production capacity of Gabon and interconnect the electricity grids with neighboring states (Cameroon, Republicof Congo, Equatorial Guinea)
• Increase the rate of access to electricity for the populations of the 4 states concerned
• Contribute to strengthening regional integration, electrical interconnection, accelerating access to modern energies.