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Investment Grant for the Liberia Energy Access Project (LEAP)

Region
Western Africa
Sector
Energy
Scope
IG
Grant Amount
EUR 10,000,000
Total project cost
EUR 34,740,000
Status
Approved
PFG Lead Financier
AfDB

This project is part of the Government of Liberia’s electricity master plan, which is currently being implemented by the Ministry of Land, Mines and Energy (MLME) of Liberia and the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) in cooperation with many development partners active in the energy sector in Liberia. The project focuses on the Monrovia-RIA corridor as well as the extension of the EU financed cross-border electrification project at Pleebo-Kanweakan-Fishtown.

The project includes the following components:

  • Component A - Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure: construction of a 66 kV transmission line from Paynesville to Roberts International Airport (RIA) via Schefflin, construction of substations at Schefflin and RIA, construction of a distribution network including connection services along the Paynesville to RIA corridor as well as the Pleebo-Kanweakan-Fishtown corridor. This component also includes institutional support as well as capacity building.
  • Component B - Energy Efficiency: involves the deployment of energy efficient lighting products and public outreach in the project area as well as institutional support and capacity building, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation and project management.

The EU-AITF SE4All investment grant will finance the construction of the distribution networks in River Gee County, and transmission/distribution lines and/or substations in and around greater Monrovia.

12/2017