CLSG Rural Electrification gets boost in Sierra Leone

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By Ministry of Energy Communication Unit

The Head of the Coordinating Unit of the Rural Electrification Component of the CLSG Project, Dr, Ing. Edmond Dankona Wuseni and team has completed a week long sites visit with consultants on 14th December, 2019.

The component of the La Cote D’ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) project which is going to provide electricity supply for the 39 communities under the CLSG line and being that this service is expected to start in 2021, a team of the Coordination Unit and Consultants for the Transmission and Distribution line (T & D) undertook sites visit to familiarize themselves with the people, authorities and even the topography of various land areas along the project.

The team also visited some substations out of the five in Sierra Loene as these substations will have to feed the communities along the project line. These substations with different companies constructing them in Kenema, Kono, Tonkolili, Kionadugu and Karene districts respectively were visited. Community sensitization and public education on radio station was also done alongside the sites visit. This rural electrification component is part of the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) line implemented by TRANSCO Company under the CLSG Project of the four Mano River Union States.

The Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) electricity networks interconnection project involves the construction of a double high voltage (225kv) 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.

Kenema power house was also visited by the team and SATCOM consultants. Ing. Musa H. Ngavao led a conducted tour around the facilities in Kenema. Ing. Sheik Ahmed Koroma and Ing. Senesie Fullah who are officials of the project also made meaningful contributions. Mr. Alex Lee of Sieyuan Company led the conducted tour at the Kenema Substation.


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