A Visit to the Linsan Substation

The newly constructed 225 kV transmission Line and substation in Linsan (Labé region) are undergoing pre-commissioning. Both the Linsan substation and Line will link Guinea’s Kaléta and Souapiti hydroelectric power plants, as well as other facilities, to the West African Power Pool, which includes the long-distance transmission links to Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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The Linsan infrastructure, which has the potential to interconnect seven (7) West African countries, will support the development of the hydropower potential of Guinea while at the same time fostering regional electricity trade to Mali.

As part of the implementation of the CLSG Interconnection Project, which interlinks Cote d’Ivoire with Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the management of TRANSCO CLSG along with the Government of the Republic of Guinea on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, formally turned over the Linsan substation site to OMVG (Organisation pour la Mise en du fleuve Gambie) for construction.

Like the CLSG Project, the development objective of the OMVG is to facilitate electricity trade between the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Senegal. The project also forms part of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) transmission network expansion.

 

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