Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s power sector is relatively small, with less than 100 MW of operational capacity and roughly 130,000 connected customers. Following the passage of national electricity legislation, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) has spent 2016 focused on unbundling the National Power Authority (NPA) into two utilities – Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) & Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) – and standing up an independent regulator. Significant progress has been made despite the impact of the Ebola crisis. Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy is a strong champion for reform and private sector participation, and is in discussion with several potential independent power producers (IPPs) for heavy fuel oil, thermal, solar, and hydro projects. The World Bank is planning investments in the transmission system as well as a management contract for EDSA.

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