Legal Framework for the Implementation of ECOWAS Energy Programmes: The Energy Protocol, WAPP Agreement and WAGP Treaty
Article from: OGEL 1 (2017), in Africa
One major area of critical challenge to the governments and people of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is the reliability and inadequacy of oil and gas supply as sources of energy. Largely due to this problem and the attendant effects. Member States of ECOWAS adopted the ECOWAS Energy Protocol in 2003 and thereafter two cardinal energy programmes were developed by the ECOWAS to address energy shortage and fast track energy security and economic integration of the sub-region. The first programme focuses on Electricity, driven by the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and the ...