Liberia - Liberia Energy Efficiency and Access Project (LEEAP)


Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Dec 2016
Signature Date 10 Mar 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23010
Commitment U.A 20,680,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Liberia Energy Efficiency and Access Project (LEEAP) of the Government of Liberia’s electricity sector development master plan the LCPDP1. It is part of a larger multi-donor programme aiming to improve the access to electricity in Liberia and involving the Norwegian Government, the World Bank and the European Union among other donors. This project focuses on the RIA transmission line corridor as well as the extension of the EU financed cross-border electrification project from Pleebo to Fish Town in the River Gee County. It mainly concerns the construction of 46.1 km of transmission line and 280 km of distribution line in the corridors of the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in the greater Monrovia and Pleebo-Fish Town at the River Gee County. It also includes an energy efficiency component as well as a capacity building component. The project, estimated at an overall cost of UA 31.38 million, will be implemented over the 2017- 2019 period.

Project Objectives

The project aims at increasing the Liberian population's access to electricity from the current 2% to 5% by 2019 while promoting energy efficiency and strengthening the institutional capacity in the electricity sector. More specifically, the project will: (i) expand the electricity transmission and distribution network in Liberia; (ii) improve electricity accessibility of the communities in the project’s zone of influence; (iii) promote energy efficiency in the country; and (iii) improve the human and technical capacity of the energy sector by training skilled professionals (including engineers, technicians, maintenance and administrative personnel) from LEC, MLME, EPA and RREA.

Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries of the project are communities located along the corridors of RIA and Pleebo-Fish Town, the technicians working in the power sector in Liberia, and graduates in vocational schools. The project will enable the provision of reliable electricity to an estimated population in excess of 200,000 persons living in communities along the project area, including schools, and health centers as well as commercial and industrial businesses.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Funding
Nigerian Trust Fund
Extending
Government Of Liberia
Implementing
LIBERIA ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
Implementing
Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME)
Implementing
Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-LR-F00-004
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name MANIRAGABA Emmanuel
Email e.maniragaba@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Liberia