Firestone hydroelectric power station

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Firestone Hydroelectric Project
Firestone hydroelectric power station is located in Earth
Firestone hydroelectric power station
Location of Firestone hydroelectric power station
Location Harbel, Margibi County, Liberia
Status Active
Commission date 1942
Owner(s) Firestone Plantations Company
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Hydropower
Power generation
Units operational 4
Nameplate capacity 4.8 MW (6,400 hp)

The Firestone hydroelectric power station is a hydroelectric power station in Liberia on the Farmington River. Built in 1942, it was the first power generating dam built in the country.[1] Located in Harbel, Margibi County, it is operated by the Firestone Plantations Company.[1]


The project has a generating capacity of 64 megawatts (86,000 hp) produced by four turbines[2].[1] Initial construction was in order to supply power to a United States military facility in the area during World War II and to supply the city of Robertsfield.[1] The plant was the only hydro power facility to remain intact during the Civil Wars.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d First State of the Environment Report for Liberia – 2006. Archived 2009-04-11 at the Wayback Machine. United Nations Development Programme. 2006, p. 44-45. Retrieved on October 19, 2008.
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  3. ^ Osterkorn, Marianne (April 17, 2008). "Liberia Finds Role for renewables". REEEP. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 

Coordinates: 6°17′51″N 10°18′08″W / 6.29750°N 10.30222°W / 6.29750; -10.30222