Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:25 | Written by Pura | | |
20th November 2013
4th ERERA Forum opens in Banjul
The fourth ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) forum started on the 20th of November 2013 at the Kairaba hotel and was officially openned by H.E. The Vice President of The Gambia.
The ERERA annual forum is organised by ERERA to bring regulators, operators and other partners active in the energy sector within the sub-region to discuss issues affecting energy regulation. In particular it focuses on measures and regional policy as well as international regulatory tools that can be employed towards the creating of a single electricity market and power pool.
Prior to the forum, on Tuesday, regulators and operators from West Africa held a tehcnical meeting to dicuss interconnection rules and guidelines needs for a successful electricity market.
The forum was attended by participants from all West African countries as well as from turkey and the US. During the forum participants learnt best practices from countries within the region but also countries such as Turkey.
The experiences of Cote d’Ivoire were highlighted as well as the Nigerian experience. Currently Nigeria, together with Ghana are the two countries that have implemented far reaching reform within the power sector, unbundling their utilities into several companies.
H.E. The Vice President of The Gambia taking some pictures with dignitaries from the Forum
The VP being welcomed by the Hon. Minister of Energy and other members of the high table
Chairman of ERERA, Mr. Ibrahima Thiam delivering his speech, DG of PURA chairing one of the sessions
a cross section of delegates at the forum
financial institutions like the World Bank were present as well as the media.