Guidelines for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Electric Power Generation and Transmission Systems in West Africa | ECOWREX

Guidelines for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Electric Power Generation and Transmission Systems in West Africa

Author: 

ECOWAS, USAID, PA Consulting Group

Year: 

2005

Main Geographic Focus: 

ECOWAS Region

RE&EE Category Taxonomy: 

  • Technical indicators
  • Hydropower
  • Large Hydropower (including dam, pump and storage)
  • Photovoltaic
  • Photovoltaic Power Plants Grid-Connected
  • REEE in general
  • Policy and Strategy
  • Wind Power
  • Windpower grid-connected (on and off-shore)

File Tag: 

  • Policy
  • Project info

Description: 

The purpose of the ECOWAS Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Power Generation and Transmission is to facilitate preparation and evaluation environmental and social impact assessment studies with respect to national and supra-national electrification projects, and, in particular, those dealing with construction and operation of thermal power generation units, hydroelectric schemes and transmission lines.

The Guidelines provide a detailed overview of an ESIA process, its role and place in the decision-making process, methodology and specific environmental issues relating to electric power transmission and generation projects.

Document Language: 

English

Item Identifier: 

DC00066