East African Power Pool Staff Visit KETRACO
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A delegation comprising staff drawn from the East African Power Pool Secretariat were recently hosted by KETRACO during a visit to Kenya. The Team of four senior officers drawn from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt were in the country for attachment training with Energy Regulatory Commission as part of East African Power Pool Secretariat’s desire to ensure that their staff understand the existing Regulatory responsibilities before EAPP launches the Regional Market Operations.
Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) was created to contribute to power systems interconnection in the Eastern Africa Region, so that optimal power resources can be used
to provide adequate, secure and affordable electricity. The creation of the EAPP was initiated with the signing of an Inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding (IG-MOU) by Energy Ministers of seven (7) regional countries on 24 February 2005. These countries include Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Sudan.
The officers were received by KETRACO MD & CEO along with Agnes Ongadi and Eng. Joseph Githinji. They were taken through the history and role of KETRACO in transmission, the current and proposed transmission network, wheeling charges, partnerships with other regional corporations and the future outlook on transmission in Kenya and the region.
During their stay in Kenya, they will visit other players in the sector including those engaged in policy & regulation, generation and distribution.