November 14, 2022

Liberia to benefit 24-hour electricity supply beginning December 1,2022

Liberia is expected to benefit constant electricity supply for the next two years, beginning December 2022, under the TRANSCO CLSG Interconnection Project.

Liberia is expected to benefit constant electricity supply for the next two years, beginning December 2022, under the TRANSCO CLSG Interconnection Project.

The latest information followed the signing of the Transmission Services Agreement between TRANSCO CLSG and the Liberia Electricity Corporation which took place on Wednesday, Oct 26, in Abijan, Côte d’Ivoire.

TRANSCO CLSG is a project intended to increase electricity access for rural communities in border regions of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast with support from the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Investment Bank and the German Development Bank.

In his opening remarks Wednesday, Oct 26,2022, the General Manager for the TRANSCO CLSG project, Mohammed Mulibah Sheriff, said the current CLSG’s transmission infrastructure includes a double circuit line, with a two-by-243 Megawatts line capacity to provide a total 486Megawatts of electricity.

Mr. Sheriff termed the agreement as major milestone to create an energy market that will boost the regional development and improve the economies of CLSG countries, thereby ensuring that citizens of the four Countries get access to stable and affordable electricity.

Meanwhile, Liberia Finance Minister Samuel Tweah assured the Governments’ Commitment to remain constant with the financial obligations attached to the agreement.

Minister Tweah however acknowledged the efforts of TRANSCO CLSG and the Government of Ivory Coast including the project donors for the successful signing of the project.

For his part, Liberia Electricity Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Moni Captan, who signed onbehalf of the Liberian Government, expressed hope that Transco CLSG grows its capacity and reliability by implementing the second circuit of the transmission line, which is essential in meeting future energy demands.

He thanked the teams from LEC, Transco, and WAPP that worked closely to complete the TSA, and I also expressed gratitude to the Liberian Government for its unflinching support to achieve both the PPA and TSA.

It can be recalled on Friday, October 21, 2022, Liberia officially signed the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Cote d’Ivoire.

The Transmission Services Agreement signed on Wednesday, October 26,2022 Today’s means Liberia has sealed the deal to receive the electricity that Liberians have hungered for years.

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