|Approval Date||06 Nov 2013|
|Signature Date||26 Nov 2013|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Dec 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23220|
The Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) Electricity Networks Interconnection Project involves the construction of a 1,357-km-long double circuit high voltage (225 kV) line to connect the national networks of the four countries. The construction of this line is part of the backbone of the Mano River Union countries and the priority projects of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) Master Plan. The project, estimated at an overall cost of UA 331.51 million, net of taxes, will be implemented over the 2014-2017 period. The contribution of the Bank Group (ADF, FSF and NTF) amounts to UA 128.15 million (or 38.66% of the total cost).
The project will help establish a dynamic electric power market in the West African sub-region and secure power supply for participating countries which have a comparative advantage in importing power rather than producing it at high costs using their national systems. The project consists mainly in the construction of a high voltage interconnection network linking Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Other activities related to the construction of infrastructure are also envisaged, including the electrification of localities situated along the power line, capacity building for WAPP and the countries, conduct of studies on the planning and feasibility of hydroelectric power stations to strengthen energy trade and the project management. The project implementation will help complete the WAPP interconnection network and enhance power supply security by 290 MW.
The project's direct beneficiaries are the residents of its impact area (24 million inhabitants) who will have reliable electric power at competitive cost. The project will raise the average electricity access rate in the four countries from 28% in 2012 to 33% by 2017. The increased electricity access will generally contribute to improving the welfare of the beneficiaries and lead to the development of social and income-generating activities. More particularly, the project will electrify about 115 communities located along the power line and supply electric power to 70 schools, 30 health centres, and approximately 1,500 small handicrafts, commercial and industrial businesses, 25% of which are operated by women. These achievements will help improve the performance of schools and health’s services, as well as increase the incomes of the people. The project will have direct spin-offs on national power corporations whose financial situation will improve as a result of the savings on production costs and the increased income generated by exporting countries.
African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA (REGIONAL)
|Last Update||15 Apr 2021|