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Chad receives electric energy guidance

By Mouhamed Kebe and Boubacar Diakité

Geni & Kebe recently assisted Chad with implementing the country’s law relating to the Electric Energy Sector. The law establishes licensing regimes as well as a regulatory authority. Geni & Kebe assisted with contract drafting and workshop training. The firm’s involvement was captured by the Pan-African magazine AFRIMAG. AFRIMAG's article is translated below in English. The original French version is here.  

"The GENI & KEBE Law Firm assists Chad in the implementation of its Law relating to the Electric Energy Sector. This new law, enacted in 2019, liberalized the electric energy sector by establishing licensing regimes as well as a regulatory authority.

Following the promulgation of the law, the government of Chad required the services of the GENI & KEBE Law Firm to draft the contractual documentation relating to production, distribution and transport licenses, as well as concession type agreements. for each sector with its specifications.
The Cabinet also prepared the draft statutes of what will be the Electric Energy Transport Company of Chad.

GENI & KEBE, which worked on this mission in collaboration with the Electric Energy Sector Regulatory Authority (ARSE), hosted in Ndjamena on May 3 and 4, 2024, a session presenting the contractual documents drawn up as well as a training workshop for the benefit of sector players on the drafting and negotiation of contracts between the Chadian State and independent energy producers. 

The GENI & KEBE firm team was made up of  

  • Mouhamed Kebé, Associate Manager;
  • Boubacar Diakhité, Team Leader;
  • Mamadou Watt, Of Counsel;
  • Mahamed Atteib, Senior Associate.

Evoking the importance of these workshops, Me Mohamed Kebé recalled that the liberalization of the electrical energy sector by a number of African States has led to more and more independent energy producers who will sign conventions with these States including the drafting and negotiation require on their part an in-depth understanding of the sector to better take their interests into account. According to him, this liberalization also requires adequate reforms of the legal and regulatory framework.

He indicated that as a Pan-African law firm, GENI & KEBE is honored to have assisted Chad in this project of reform and liberalization of its electric energy sector. In the recent past, GENI & KEBE supported the African Development Bank on a project involving a power plant in Senegal.
It also assisted the State of Senegal and the Republic of Mauritania in the establishment of new institutional mechanisms for a more attractive investment framework. He also accompanied Burkina Faso on a mission to evaluate its mining assets with financing from the World Bank."