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CLSG Liberia


Overview

  • Reference: P-Z1-F00-045
  • Approval date: 06/11/2013
  • Start date: 27/10/2015
  • Appraisal Date: 30/04/2013
  • Status: OngoingOnGo
  • Implementing Agency: GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA (REGIONAL)
  • Location: LIBERIA

Description

The CLSG project involves the construction of a 225 kV high voltage transmission line approximately 1360 km connecting Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea . The transmission line will consist of approximately 150km in Côte d'Ivoire, 100 km in Guinea, 500 km in Liberia and 550km in Sierra Leone. The selected line route passes through the sites of future hydraulic plants (Yiben and Bikongor in Sierra Leone and Mano in Liberia). In addition, 12 225/33 kV substations are connected to this line to supply networks for the rural electrification, and one regional Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System(SCADA) will be implemented in Guinea. Construction will commence in 2012 and commissioning is scheduled for 2015.

The proposed operation of UA 140 million is aligned with the second pillar of opportunities of Cote d'Ivoire GCSN 2009-2010 - i.e. 'the country could increase its electric power exports to neighboring countries thereby enabling it to earn additional revenue that would help it to move out of its fragile status; and the first pillar of Sierra Leone CAS 2009-2012 i.e. Broaden Electricity supply throughout the country;and the fourth pillar of Liberia i.e. infrastructure paucity is one of the key impedents to investment, trade and growth and remains one of Liberia's greatest post-war challenges;and the first pillar of Guinea CAS 2005-2011 i.e consolidation of basic infrastructure and growth sectors.


Objectives

The objective of this project is to permit the interconnection of "Zone A" and "Zone B" of the WAPP through Liberia and Sierra Leone, thereby increasing opportunities for trade and the establishment of a regional power market


Rationale

The gap in LSG countries' power sector has far reached implications for sustained economic growth and social wellbeing of the population. All four countries are post-conflicts and fragile states. The sector is plagued with recurrent outages to the extent that a significant number of customers provide their own power at huge cost to themselves and the countries' economy impede the growth of many sectors and, as a result, job creation and poverty reduction.

Empirical findings on ECOWAS suggest that investing in infrastructure is compatible with the regional integration, the private sector development and the attainment of MDGs The rationale for the project is that regional interconnection and reliable power system will underpin rapid GDP growth, poverty alleviation and job creation.


Benefits

Access to affordable and reliable supply of electricity is fundamental for the development of any country and the general wellbeing of a country's population. CLSG project is to support CLSG governments to improve the electricity system in a sustainable manner, a regional integration and mix energetic power pool, a synergy with the ICT sector, and the business environment for active participation of the private sector in the medium term, hence means to exit from the current stage of fragile states.


Key contacts

GABA OUEDRAOGO Fatimata - RDGW1


Costs

Finance source Amount
ADFUAC 8,102,000
GovernmentUAC 8,620,000
Co-financierUAC 114,840,000
TotalUAC 131,562,000
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