Liberia connects to CLSG grid

The Liberian power grid has been officially connected to the CLSG (Cote D’Ivoire–Liberia–Sierra Leone–Guinée) grid.

This is a major milestone for Liberia, which aims to actively participate in the West African Power Pool (WAPP) from now on. Liberia Electricity Corporation has started receiving 27 MW of power from Cote D’Ivoire through the CLSG Interconnection Project. The additional power will help Liberia go a long way in addressing the country’s dry season needs. In Liberia, the CLSG project involved the construction of five 225 kV substations and 530 km of 225 kV power line running across the country from Man in Cote d’Ivoire to Yekepa in Nimba, through the Bong, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Montserrado, Bomi, and Cape Mount counties, before crossing into neighbouring Sierra Leone. Transco CLSG has completed and energised four out of five substations in Liberia including the Yekepa, (Nimba County), Buchanan (Grand Bassa County), Mt. Coffee (Montserrado County), and Mano (Grand Cape Mount County) substations. The Botota substation in Bong County is undergoing pre-testing and will be soon ready for energisation.