Rural Electrification Sub-component
This rural electrification, a sub-component of the CLSG interconnection project, will provide electricity to thousands of homes, hundreds of schools, health centers, community centers and places of worship which are in the vicinity of the CLSG transmission line.
The rural electrification part of the project refers to the electrification of rural communities living in the vicinity of the 225kV CLSG Interconnection line. Since this sub-component mainly has a social focus, the selection of localities is predominantly based on the geographical situation of the locality in relation to the route of the line and is limited to communities within 10km on either side of the line.
The CLSG project involves the construction of a 1,300km 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 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 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 communities located along the power line and supply electric power to schools, health centers, and thousands of small handicrafts, commercial and industrial businesses. 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 because of the savings on production costs and the increased income generated by exporting countries.