The Government of Liberia (GoL), through the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the TRANSCO CLSG Task Force team have agreed on a Roadmap for the effective implementation of the CLSG interconnection project in Liberia. The Roadmap also calls for robust collaboration between the Government and TRANSCO CLSG to ensure the CLSG project benefits the people of Liberia.
The Roadmap captures key activities, the related responsibilities and achievement deadlines. It was prepared and submitted to the Liberian authorities and endorsed by the Minister of Mines and Energy.
While in Liberia, the mission reviewed and validated the prefeasibility study of the network under the newly added Botota substation in Liberia. The mission also discussed the next steps from a previous meeting of the task force with the Liberia stakeholders, including but not limited to the validation of the prefeasibility study requested from the Task Force, and the update on the ongoing projects that will be connected to the CLSG transmission line.
The Task Force’s mandate is to ensure the synergy of the construction of the CLSG interconnection line with the development of the High voltage and medium voltage networks in the member countries, with the purpose of enabling a wide access of energy to the population of the countries involved in the project, to include Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Therefore, within the implementation of the CLSG project and as part of the TRANSCO CLSG Task Force activity, a mission was conducted in Liberia from April 17 to 20, 2019.
The Task Force was composed of Mr. Amadou Diallo, Senior Strategy Advisor to TRANSCO CLSG, Mr. Riecoura Vanie Bi, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of TRANSCO CLSG, Mr. Etienne Bailly, Project Director, TRASCO CLSG, Mr. Ahamed Diarassouba, Head of Studies and Distribution of CI ENERGIES, Mr. Sylla Mbra, Distribution Studies Engineer, CI ENERGGIES and Ms. Aboa Flora, Economist in charge of study of CI ENERGIES.
MM Franck Anvo and Domoa Cacou, Chief of Operations Department and Executive Director for Protections and Planning at the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) participated in the deliberation that also discussed the demand forecast of the LEC.
The meeting was co-chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of LEC, Pascal Buckley and Mr. Diallo, Chairman of the Task Force.