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Electric power: ECOWAS launches the construction of an ambitious regional center in Benin

17.01.2017 | Electric power

In the Abomey-Calavi commune of Benin, Marcel Alain de Souza, President of the ECOWAS Commission and representatives of the West African countries, officially launched the construction of a center for " Information and coordination (CIC) for a regional electricity market.

Abomey-Calavi, soon the nerve center of electric power in West Africa. It is in this peripheral city of Cotonou in southern Benin that ECOWAS is setting up its Information and Coordination Center (CIC), its control tower of the West African power-pool (WAP), an electricity exchange West Africa.

The official launching ceremony for the construction of this center took place on the morning of Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the site located next to the headquarters of the Electricity Community of Benin (Ceb).

Based in Cotonou, according to its Secretary General, Apollinaire Siengui Ki, Wapp, "works to promote and develop power plants and electrical interconnection lines in order to allow electricity exchanges between the member states of the cedeao In the context of a regional electricity market ". It is precisely for this market that the ICC is set up.

Key figures

  • 13 872 067 Mwh
    National Consumption Q4 2016
    14 196 072 Mwh
    Total Energy generated Q4 2016
  • 25 611,9 MW
    Peak load Q4 2016
    31 860
    Available Capacity Q4 2016
  • 14 119 102
    Hydro Energy generated MWh 2016

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