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Growing international effort to support SAPP interconnections and other projects

There is a growing international effort to revitalise the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) as a key element in getting cross-border projects with a big regional impact off the ground. The World Bank is preparing a project to facilitate priority energy projects in the SAPP region. And the US Power Africa initiative – which is gaining momentum across the continent – has also made building up regional pools a priority. It is putting transaction advisers – embedded specialist consultants – into the SAPP, East African Power Pool (EAPP) and West African Power Pool (WAPP).

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