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West African Power Pool (WAPP) - Information and Coordination Centre (ICC) and electricity market in Ecowas Region: Supply, Installation and Commissioning of the Equipment Necessary for the Operation of the Information and Coordination Centre (ICC) of the West African Power Pool (WAPP)

WAPP ICC will serve as the central monitoring and electricity trading hub. By supporting the construction of a WAPP Information and Coordination Center (ICC), the project will provide ECCOWAS the means to effectively coordinate data exchange with other Control Area Centers (CACs).It will enhance a reliable and secure operation of the Interconnected Power System. The ICC Project involves the construction of the ICC building in Calavi (Republic of Benin), well equipped.

Objectives of ICC
Information and Coordination Centre

  • To promote operational coordination between Transmission Owning/Operating WAPP Members and actual day-to-day information sharing/exchange between WAPP Operational Coordination Centers.
  • Facilitate efficient trading of power between entities in the different countries that are interconnected in the region.

Responsibilities of ICC

Collect analyse and disseminate

Collect, analyze and disseminate the information needed to gauge the evolution of interconnected electricity generation and transmission systems in the region.


Monitor the development of the national electric power sector in ECOWAS Member States in order to forewarn the risks of performance deficiencies and to provide them with corrective measures;

Analyze the visibility

Periodically analyze the economic and technical viability of cross-border electricity trading arrangements among Transmission Using Members.

Facilitate the development

Facilitate the development of technical norms and standards for the collection and treatment of useful information for the efficient operation of the national and interconnected electric net works;


Support and monitor the technical performance of the electricity utilities.

Publish and distribute

Publish and distribute printed reports as necessary.

Develop and maintain

Develop and maintain electronic databases of relevant technical information as approved by the Executive Board.

Key figures

  • 16 721 635 MWh
    WAPP Consumption Q1 2019
    16 480 092 MWh
    Total Energy Generated Q1 2019
  • 11 534 MW
    Peak load Q1 2019
    13 743 MW
    Available Capacity Q1 2019
  • 16 277 037 MWh
    Hydro Energy Generated 2019

Technical and financial partners