Nigeria/Benin: $1.9m AfDB interconnector grant

Issue 324 - 27 May 2016 | 1 minute read

On 23 May, the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a $2m grant agreement with the West African Power Pool (WAPP) for a project to reinforce the Nigeria-Benin interconnector. The funds will be put towards the construction of a 200km, 330kV double-circuit transmission line from Erukan in Nigeria to Sakété in Benin. The existing single-circuit interconnection between the two countries, commissioned in February 2007, is expected to soon reach capacity. Alongside the transmission line, work will include the extension or construction of 330kV substations at Erukan and Sakete and installation of Scada and fibre-optic systems.

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