Boosting Transmission Network Planning Capacity

AUDA-NEPAD, the EU-GTAF and GET.transform complete trainings for African power pools in preparation of the Continental Master Plan
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Last month, the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) successfully concluded a series of specialised trainings for the African power pools in preparation of Africa’s Continental Power System Plan (CMP). Together with AUDA-NEPAD and the EU Global Technical Assistance Facility (EU-GTAF), the five regional power pools CAPPSAPPEAPP, COMELEC and WAPP make up the CMP modelling team. The CMP helps to analyse and map out Africa’s energy infrastructure as an important base for the African Single Electricity Market (AfSEM) and for enhancing cross-border trading and supply.

GET.transform is among AUDA-NEPAD’s selected partners that support the continental grid capacity expansion planning under the CMP. This entailed dedicated assistance in building greater transmission network planning capacity.

The final transmission planning trainings AUDA-NEPAD now delivered with support from GET.transform and the EU-GTAF were carried out by experts from Siemens and Energynautics. The attending stakeholders were trained in advanced linear power flow analysis, optimal power flow and the transfer of generation capacity expansion results to network modelling software.

The advanced skills gained through the trainings allowed the CMP modelling team to refine the network modelling approaches and provided a solid foundation for completing the network studies for the CMP.

GET.transform also contributed to the CMP preparations with a study on Africa’s solar potential. Find all network and technology studies available at

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