ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)

ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)


Sectors Regulated:

  • Energy Commission Building, Ghana Airways Road, Airport Residential Area
    PMB 76 Ministries Post Office Accra, Ghana 
  •  +233 302 817 047

Regulatory Authority General Information

  • Joined ERRA in 2011
  • Established in 2008


  • Legal basis/ mandate
  • ECOWAS Supplementary Act A/sa.2/1/08 of 2008 and ECOWAS Regulation C/Reg.27/12/07 as amended.
  • Responsibilities
  • Regulation of cross-border electricity connections and trading among ECOWAS member States (establishment of transparent tariff setting methodology for regional power pooling; technical regulation; monitoring of regional market operations; resolving disputes among regional market participants; contributing to the development of regional energy policy and assisting in building capacity of National Regulatory Bodies.
  • Authorities
  • Independence: Independent regulator.
  • Reports to: ECOWAS Council of Ministers.
  • Appeal process: ERERA’s decisions are appealed to the ECOWAS Court of Justice on issues of law.

Organisational Structure

  • Internal Structure
  • Board of 3 Council Members, one of whom is Chairman. They are appointed for a single non-renewable term of five years by the ECOWAS Council of Ministers.
  • Working Employees
  • • Decision-Making Level: 3
  • • Total Number of Employees: 20
  • Budget
  • License fees; ECOWAS subvention and grants.

Annual Report

Information will be available at a later stage.