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Gas to underpin new West Africa power plan

The masterplan makes a bet on tentative gas-fired projects that have yet to come online but could justify planned LNG supply capacity The masterplan makes a bet on tentative gas-fired projects that have yet to come online but could justify planned LNG supply capacity
By Felix Janvrin 27 June 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34345
An inspection at the Azito power plant in Ivory Coast. (USAID)

The key issue: Gas fired generation is set to form the backbone of the West African Power Pool’s latest electricity masterplan, which runs from 2019 until 2033 and replaces a previous version published in 2012 for the 2012-2025 period.

Interfax analysis: The West African Power Pool (WAPP) has published a new masterplan in response to major changes to the region’s electricity demand and supply forecasts. 

The plan was compiled by the power subsidiary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and has the financial backing...