Ivory Coast presses on with power liberalisation

Baker Mckenzie’s Richard Mugni talks to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the progress of power market liberalisation in Ivory Coast and the challenges faced by investors
By Miriam Malek 29 August 2017
An equipment inspection at the Azito power plant near Abidjan. (USAID)

Richard Mugni, partner and francophone Africa expert at Baker McKenzie, spoke to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about Ivory Coast’s plans to liberalise its power sector.

Interfax Natural Gas Daily: Within the liberalisation plans, why has state-owned power company Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Électricité (CIE) agreed to retain a role in distribution?

Richard Mugni: Distribution is where the challenge is. Having [responsibility over] transmission under the regulator at the same time will enable the government to attract funding and share risk between investors. Traditionally, if an investor is ready to...

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