Supporting the Policy Enabling Environment for Development

The Grid Code

IPPs must comply with the grid code in order to perform under their PPAs and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors must supply grid code-compliant projects to IPPs.  Lack of clarity as to whether a formal grid code exists and what it is increases uncertainty and increases the cost and duration of the project development cycle.  We will provide support to EdM in their effort to finalize and publish the grid code and to install a transparent deliberative process (approved by ARENE) to revise the code when needed. The African Development Bank is willing to help finance finalization of the grid code. SPEED+ will work on a Terms of Reference for the African Development Bank to use in obtaining that assistance. In addition, our legal training for MIREME, EdM, and ARENE will cover concepts important to grid codes.