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Global Partnership: West Africa
Introduction
Faculty Involvement
Project Activities
Documents


INTRODUCTION

In 1999 Professor F.T. Sparrow received a 14-month grant in the amount of $303,000 from USAID through EAGER. The first year of West African electricity modeling focused on a preliminary seven-country core model in preparation for a full 14-country regional electricity policy model.

The WAPP was formed by an agreement between ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Energy Ministers in November 1999 and the formal structure and operational agreements for the pool have yet to be documented.

The current year's project is modeling West Africa's electricity generation and transmission line expansion plans for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The primary objective of the work with ECOWAS is now model operator training, and the completion of the user-friendly Java interface for the non-technical user of the WAPP model.

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Faculty Involvement
  • Dr. F.T. Sparrow, Industrial Engineering (PI)
  • Dr. William A. Masters, Agricultural Economics


Project Activities
  • June 4 - 8, 2001: Bamako, Mali, West Africa:
    1 week regional model training workshop with ECOWAS Secretariat and delegates.
  • September 17 - 21, 2001: Cotonou, Benin, West Africa:
    1 week regional model training workshop with ECOWAS and delegates.
  • March 6 - 7, 2002: Washington DC:
    Consultations with World Bank on the WAPP transmission line investments.
  • February 17-25, 2003: Cotonou, Benin
    1 week of consultation, demonstrating the use of the WAPP interface, and identifying future policy scenario work
  • August 12-23, 2002: Purdue University
    2 weeks of Model training & WAPP Data Analysis, workshop at Purdue
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DOCUMENTS
Proposals Reports Presentations
ECOWAS Electricity Data & Model Files: Contact Brian Bowen (bhbowen@purdue.edu)

Proposals
  1. "Electricity Trade and Capacity Expansion Options in West Africa," Year 1 Proposal (1999-2000), September 22, 1999.
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  2. "Electricity Trade and Capacity Expansion Options in West Africa," Year 2 Proposal (2000-2001), April 27, 2000.
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  3. "Institutional Support for the Creation of the West African Power Pool," Year 3 Proposal (2001-2002), October 11, 2001.
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  4. "Electricity Trade and Capacity Expansion Options in West Africa," Year 4 Proposal (February 15, 2003-February 14, 2004), December 2002.
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Reports

  1. F.T. Sparrow, Brian H. Bowen, and Diakalia Sanogo, "Input & Output Parameters in the West Africa Power Pool Long-Term Model: A Training Document for the ECOWAS WAPP Project Implementation Committee Meeting at Cotonou, Benin, September 17-21, 2001."
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  2. F.T. Sparrow, Brian H. Bowen, and Diakalia Sanogo, "The Long-Term International Transmission Grid of West Africa with Low and High Demand Electricity Growth Rates ~ A WAPP Training Report," The West Africa Power Pool Technical Working Group Committee Meeting & Regional Modeling Workshop, Bamako, Mali, June 4-8, 2001.
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  3. F.T. Sparrow, Brian H. Bowen, and Daniel Plunkett, "Electricity Trade and Capacity Expansion Options in West Africa: Year 1 Report to ECOWAS & USAID," September 20, 2000.
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  4. Brian H. Bowen and F.T. Sparrow, "The Benefits to Mali from ECOWAS Collective Long-Term Electricity Capacity Expansion Planning," February 26, 2001.
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  5. Brian H. Bowen and F.T. Sparrow, "Benin's Electricity Trade and Generation Needs for the Period 2001 to 2020," February 26, 2001.
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  6. Brian H. Bowen and F.T. Sparrow, "Ghana's Electricity Long-Term Capacity Expansion Plans and It's Role in the Proposed West African Power Pool," February 26, 2001.
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  7. Brian H. Bowen and F.T. Sparrow, "The West African Power Pool & Optimal Long-term Planning Of International Transmission With A Free-Trade Electricity Policy: Interim Report, 2001," ECOWAS Power Pool Conference, Dakar, Senegal, March 20-22, 2001.
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  8. Sparrow, F.T., Diakalia Sanogo, and Brian H. Bowen, "Demonstration of Generation Expansions for 2002 to 2012," Staff Report, March 25, 2002.
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  9. Kane, Sidy; Sylla, Mamadou; Sparrow, F.T.; Bowen, Brian; Sanogo, Diakalia, "Thermal General & Transmission Capacity Expansion Plans for Zone A of the West Africa Power Pool, WAPP," Workshop Report, August 23, 2002.
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  10. Shokunbi, Olumuyima, "Reliability and Free Trading in the ECOWAS Electricty Generation Capacity Expansion Plans for 2002 to 2012," Workshop Report, September 12, 2002.
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  11. Sylla, Mamadou; Kane, Sidy; Sparrow, F.T.; Bowen, Brian; Sanogo, Diakalia, "Hydropower Generation & Transmission Capacity Expansion Plans for Zone B of the West Africa Power Pool, WAPP," Workshop Report, October 16, 2002.
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  12. F.T. Sparrow, Brian H. Bowen, and Tarik Aouam, "Technology Options in West Africa's Electricity Generation Expansion Planning for 2003 to 2013," WAPP Meeting, Cotonou, Benin, February 17-25, 2003.
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  13. F.T. Sparrow and Brian H. Bowen, "Electricity Trade Quantities and Prices with Integrated Regional Planning," January 2004.
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Presentations

  1. F.T. Sparrow, Brian H. Bowen, "Electricity Trade Analysis, Short-Term," Electricity Trading & Policy Analysis in Africa, London School of Economics, London, UK, August 18, 2003.

  2. Brian H. Bowen, F.T. Sparrow, "The Benefits from Integrated Markets in Africa," Electricity Trading & Policy Analysis in Africa, London School of Economics, London, UK, August 18, 2003.

  3. Brian H. Bowen and Daniel Plunkett, "Electricity Data Collection Requirements for Electricity Trade Policy Analysis: General Training Manual for the Long-Term Planning Model," ECOWAS Energy Data Consultants Training Seminar, Accra, Ghana, March 22-25, 2000.
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  4. Brian H. Bowen and Daniel Plunkett, "Electricity Power Pool Analysis and Training for Data Collection," USAID funded Workshop for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Accra, Ghana, November 13-17, 2000.
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  5. Brian H. Bowen and F.T. Sparrow, "The West African Power Pool & Optimal Long-term Planning Of International Transmission With A Free-Trade Electricity Policy: Interim Report, 2001," presented at ECOWAS Power Pool Conference, Dakar, Senegal, March 20-22, 2001.
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  6. Sparrow, F.T., Brian H. Bowen, Diakalia Sanogo, "The Long-Term International Transmission Grid of West Africa with Low and High Demand Electricity Growth Rates," ECOWAS Regional Modeling Workshop & Technical Working Group Committee, Bamako, Mali, June 4-8, 2001.
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  7. Sparrow, F.T., Brian H. Bowen, and Diakalia Sanogo, "Model Input-Output Demonstrations," Prepared for discussions with the World Bank, Washington, D.C., March 6-7, 2002.
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  8. Sparrow, F.T., Brian H. Bowen, and Diakalia Sanogo, "World Bank Transmission Project Investments," Prepared for discussions with the World Bank, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2002.
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  9. Bowen, Brian H., Kane, Sidy, and Sylla, Alpha, West Africa Power Pool Development, WAPP, Electricity Trade & Capacity Expansion Options, United States Energy Association (USEA) & Indian Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), Executive Exchange Agenda Consultation, Purdue University, August 21, 2002.

  10. Sparrow, F.T., Bowen, Brian H., Sanogo, Diakalia, and Aouam, Tarik, Data Analysis for ECOWAS, (Economic Community for West African States) Electricity Long-Term Capacity Expansion Planning, Workshop Course material booklet, Purdue University, August 12 to August 23, 2002.

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