The 4th Forum on regional electricity regulation is scheduled to hold in Banjul, The Gambia, 20-21 Nov. 2013, according to the organiser, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA).
The Forum is aimed at promoting cooperation and exchange of information among the regulatory bodies of ECOWAS member states.
It is also a permanent platform for discussion aimed at regulators and all stakeholders in the electricity sector in West Africa.
PANA quoted ERERA as saying the theme of this year’s Forum is ‘Fast-tracking the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Market: The Regulatory Issues’, reflecting the top concern of the regulatory body that currently, regulation is central to the development process of the regional electricity market.
The Banjul Forum will bring together stakeholders from the energy sector of ECOWAS member states, including the Ministries in charge of Energy and Finance, national regulatory authorities, utility companies, parliamentarians, academics, researchers, consumer groups and other civil society organisations, banks and financial institutions, regional and international institutions as well as development partners.
Representatives of other regional economic communities (RECs) and regulators’ associations are also expected to attend.