July 2018. Regional Electricity Access Plan of ECOWAS
IED was mandated by the World Bank to carry out a geospatial planning of the electrification in order to realize the initial designs and the cost estimation of the infrastructures BT and MT necessary to connect the households present in the perimeter of the 13 OMVS and OMVG substations located in four countries (Mali, Guinea Bissau, Gambia and Mauritania.
The study was conducted according to two axes for each of the three countries concerned by the study: densification of electrification in already electrified towns and villages, and extension of the network. IED used geospatial planning software GEOSIM to perform this analysis. In particular, the software was used to forecast households' demand for electrification, optimize the choice of villages to be electrified, optimize the layout of the networks to be built and the economic analysis of the electrification of the targeted villages. .