Article

Power market coupling: towards harmonised electricity policies in the East African Community

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Citation

Mabea GA & Okoli PN (2020) Power market coupling: towards harmonised electricity policies in the East African Community. Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, 38 (4), pp. 345-366. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646811.2019.1687237

Abstract
The ambitious plans of the East African Community (EAC) to provide adequate electricity in the region have continued to generate substantial interest among experts in academia, industry and government. The communal efforts to realise such targets are predicated on individual capacities and cooperative endeavour. This article focuses on a legal assessment of the EAC energy market coupling with a special emphasis on examining whether a harmonised approach is possible from two perspectives: first, practical industry concerns and, second, the legal framework within which those concerns should be addressed. This article argues that there is strong potential for a harmonised approach supported by legal convergence. One important index of success in this area would be the promotion and protection of foreign investment to ensure enough electricity supply.

Keywords
power market coupling; East African Community; regional integration; harmonisation; foreign investment; commercial dispute resolution; energy security; privatisation; variable geometry

Journal
Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law: Volume 38, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2020
Publication date online22/11/2019
Date accepted by journal28/10/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30541
ISSN0264-6811
eISSN2376-4538

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Dr Pontian Okoli
Dr Pontian Okoli

Lecturer in Law, Law