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Direct Grant for Rural Electrification in Sierra Leone

Western Africa
Grant Amount
EUR 10,000,000
Total project cost
EUR 374,400,000
Under disbursement
PFG Lead Financier
PFG co-Financier

The CLSG Interconnector project involves the construction of a 1,350 km transmission line allowing power exports from Côte d’Ivoire to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The interconnector aims to provide these countries with an increased supply of electricity to meet growing demand and to create incentive for hydropower potential, such as in Sierra Leone and Guinea, to be realised. Approximately 12.5% of the total Project cost will finance rural electrification, with an EU-AITF Direct Grant Operation to cover the extra costs of implementing this in Sierra Leone.

The EU-AITF Grant of EUR10m will finance the construction of the distribution networks and more than 7000 service connections in 29 rural communities located within 3km alongside the CLSG Interconnection Transmission Line.