Nigeria to begin electricity trading with neighbouring countries

The Chairman of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Mohammed, declared that Nigeria will begin electricity trading with other west African countries from June 2018.

Mohammed stated that the formalisation of the electricity trading arrangement will be done under WAPP and the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA).

“WAPP in conjunction with ERERA, the regulatory body for West Africa is hoping to launch the regional electricity market by June 2018. Because of that, there are several sensitisations we are carrying out to sensitise member utilities firms on the plan to kick off the regional electricity market.

Published in ESI Africa, 9th April, 2018