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In the 80s and 90s the UPDEA had supervised the conduct of power systems interconnection studies involving several African countries ; namely

a) Interconnection study of Region A countries : GHANA-BENIN- TOGO-NIGERIA.

Consultant : Danish Power Consult (Danemark) - Swedpower (Sweden)
Financing : African Development Bank
Year of Reports Publishing : Data Reports : april 1983
Prefeasibility study: September 1983

b) Prefeasibility studies on power systems interconnection
 of Region B countries: BURKINA FASO - COTE D'IVOIRE - GUINEA - LIBERIA - MALI - NIGER - SIERRA LEONE.

Consultant : SYSTEMS EUROPE-COPPEE COURTOY (Belgium)

Financing : African Development Bank
Year of Reports Publishing :
Prefeasibility study : September 1988
Prefeasibility study: September 1989

c) Interconnection studies and issuing a subregional master plan on Region C: MALI - SENELGAL - MAURITANIA - GAMBIA-GUINEA BISSAU

Consultant : Hydro-Quebec International (Canada)
Financing : Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique
Year of Reports Publishing : June 1991

d) Power systems Interconnection Study for 10 countries in Region D: ANGOLA-BURUNDI-CAMEROON-CENTRAL AFRICAN REP-CONGO-EQUATORIAL GUINEA-GABON-BURUNDI-CHAD-ZAIRE - Prefeasibility study

Consultant : Electricité de France International (France) Financing : Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique
Year of Reports Publishing : Draft report : December 1991
Final report : May 1993

Thanks to a cooperation environment maintained by APUA, a lot of countries were able to interconnect their power systems or are doing so.

This was the case among others of :
COTE-D'IVOIRE-GHANA
RDC-CONGO/Brazzaville 
NIGERIA-NIGER
BENIN-NIGERIA 
(financing agreement - 2002)
COTE D'IVOIRE-BURKINA FASO
COTE D'IVOIRE-MALI
 (Signing of agreement, sept. 2003)

Currently APUA member utilities are strongly involved in large interconnection projects in Africa :

EGYPT-LIBYA-TUNISIA-ALGERIA-MORROCO interconnection (400 kV
DRC-CONGO/Brazzaville-GABON-ANGOLA-EQUATORIAL GUINEA-CAMEROON-NIGERIA interconnection
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