Technical assistance for the WAPP’s Information and Coordination Centre

Technical assistance for the WAPP’s Information and Coordination Centre (ICC)


West African Power Pool (WAPP)





RTE international supports the operationalization of the Information and Coordination Centre (ICC) of the West African Power Exchange System (WAPES), responsible for supervising energy exchanges between West African countries. RTE International will also provide support during the two years following the launch of the CIC by contributing to the commissioning of the equipment and knowledge sharing on energy exchange management, drafting procedures, and equipment maintenance. At the end of the technical assistance mission, the ICC will be able to operate autonomously. The CIC will play a crucial role in developing a transparent electricity market in West Africa, which will provide affordable and reliable energy to a growing number of consumers through cross-border energy exchanges.

Services delivered

Phase 1 – Support the operationalization of the ICC:

  • Data analysis on the ICC and WAPP, o Recommendations on the organization of the ICC
  • Training of the teams
  • Updating of the operations manual
  • Implementation of a digital document management system
  • Definition of the electricity market rules
  • Drafting of operating and maintenance procedures

Phase 2 – Support to operations:

  • Support to market planning
  • Support to real-time network supervision
  • Support to ex-post analysis
  • Support to electricity market management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Maintenance of the CIC equipment
  • CIC development plan
  • Capacity building

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