Energy in Liberia

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Formal electricity services are solely provided by the state-owned Liberia Electricity Corporation, which operates a small grid almost exclusively in the Greater Monrovia District.[1] The vast majority of electric energy services is provided by small privately owned generators. At $0.54 per kWh, the electricity tariff in Liberia is among the highest in the world. Total installed capacity in 2013 was 20 MW, a sharp decline from a peak of 191 MW in 1989.[1]

Completion of the repair and expansion of the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant, with a maximum capacity of 80 MW, is scheduled to be completed by 2018,[2] while construction of three new heavy fuel oil power plants is expected to boost electrical capacity by 38 MW.[3] In 2013, Liberia began importing power from neighboring Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea through the West African Power Pool.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Options for the Development of Liberia's Energy Sector" (PDF). International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. World Bank Group. 2011.
  2. ^ MacDougall, Clair (July 18, 2012). "Liberia: Stepping Back Into The Light?". ThinkPressAfrica.
  3. ^ "Liberia: Massive Electrification Boost". November 27, 2013.
  4. ^ Teh, Joe (July 30, 2013). "Behind The Power Switch in Nimba, An optimism for Vibrant Economy". The News Pinnacle.