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Senegal: Invigorating the country’s power sector

Clear road map and action plan gives Senegal what it needs to modernize its power sector. The challenge Senegal aims to galvanize its power sector and grant every family access to reliable power by 2035. But getting there takes careful planning. That’s why the Government of Senegal and its partner, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), […]

Cameroon: Determining the viability of biomass initiatives

CPCS infrastructure advisors undertake due diligence on a 6.5 MW biomass pilot project. The challenge Africa needs a staggering amount of money to fund its infrastructure. It’s well over US $126 billion a year. InfraCo Africa contributes to this total by providing funding for early-stage infrastructure projects so that they can eventually attract private investment. […]

Cape Verde: Rebooting a national electricity company

Cape Verde officials chooses CPCS to restructure and transfer the national electricity utility to the private sector.   The challenge Despite contributing to an above-average electrification rate of 95% in Cape Verde, the state-owned electricity company Electra hasn’t been as profitable as expected. The government wishes to reboot the company to take advantage of the […]

Madagascar: Facilitating negotiations with private power producers

Decision makers in Madagascar hire CPCS to support negotiations with independent power producers. The challenge The Government of Madagascar has selected independent power producers (IPPs) to develop two hydropower projects worth US $1.3 billion. As negotiations between the government and the power producers unfold, the former has expressed the need for additional expert advice. Specifically, […]

West Africa: Redressing the skills gap in the power sector

CPCS conducts a study to assess the skills gap in the electricity sub-sector in West Africa and to help the West African Power Pool modernize its services. The challenge Only half of West Africa has access to electricity, and they’re paying a high price for it. The West African Power Pool (WAPP) wants to fix […]

Nepal: Improving electricity supply and access

CPCS teams up with WSP Canada and Econoler to bolster Nepal’s power sector The challenge Nepal is keen on improving its electricity supply to drive economic development.  To provide a clear path to the South Asian country, the Millennium Challenge Corporation asked for expert advice. The experience CPCS has in this area made it a […]

Cameroon: Towards more reliable electricity transmission

CPCS equips Cameroon’s government with a regulatory framework and other contractual tools to improve countrywide electricity transmission as demand grows.  The challenge Cameroon is trying to make reliable electricity transmission more accessible throughout the country. A new transmission system operator (TSO) can help with that.  What we did In 2016, CPCS stepped in to provide […]

Zambia: A new power station to boost the energy sector

CPCS is serving as lead transaction advisory consultant to the US$2 billion Kafue Gorge Lower power station in Zambia — the country’s largest investment in the power sector in 40 years.  The challenge The past decade saw a rapid increase in the demand for power in Zambia. At this rate, it will easily exceed the […]