The Economics of West African Power Pool: Cost Efficiency of Electricity Distribution Companies

Richard Oduro

University of Surrey

Richard is an energy economist and a PhD researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Sustainability of the University of Surrey, UK. He is currently investigating the efficiency of Electricity Distribution Companies in West Africa.He is a member of the Energy Institute (EI), International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) and the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) with expertise in energy efficiency, energy demand and risk modelling, energy regulation and policy and energy financing. Richard's interest in clean energy is increasing and has recently been involved in the costing and pricing analyses of a proposed solar and battery electric cooking concept in Africa. He also contributed to the drafting of the Renewable Energy Master Plan for Ghana facilitated by the UNDP and the Energy Commission of Ghana.He worked previously for Bank of Africa Ghana Limited as a Corporate Banker and Credit Risk Analyst as well as a warranty administrator at Saab GB in Manchester, UK.


One of the paramount objectives of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) under the administration of the Economic Community of West African States is to encourage countries that have adequate supply of electricity to support... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Richard Oduro (University of Surrey)

Topic Areas

• Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Business and industry practices / case studies , • Public policy and governance


TS-18 » Sustainable energy systems 1 (13:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room I)

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