SNC Lavalin International Inc. in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff have recently published their study, which had the objective to identify regional power generation and interconnection projects in the power systems of EAPP and EAC member (Final Master Plan Report Exec Sum.pdf). The study also aims at developing a common Grid Code (Interconnection Code) in order to facilitate the integrated development and operations of the power systems of the member countries.
This study is investigating the surplus power created in the region at each of the countries and their potential routes to export within the region, provided the necessary transmission links shall be created. Kenya has been recommended for the RMOC (Regional Market Operator) has by the consultants, although Rwanda has also achieved a high rank. Ethiopia and Sudan has been also candidates.