United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
DFID Funded Rural Renewable Energy Project in Sierra Leone
Project Data Last Updated: 18/07/2020
IATI Identifier: 41AAA-20439-001
Poor access to electricity is recognized as a constraint to long-term economic growth in Sierra Leone. The country is currently experiencing a net deficit of power and is in desperate need of new power sources. The Ministry of Energy (MOE) has developed a National Energy Policy and action plan to increase energy access and generation capacity. Part of the strategy is to tap into Sierra Leone's renewable energy resources to provide more reliable, secure electricity to rural communities and to boost'the economy. Under this programme the Governrnent of Sierra Leone engaged the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) to support a feasibility study to explore the expansion of off-grid solutions in rural areas. UNOPS was engaged to develop the Rural Renewable Energy Project study and implement it in order to increase accessibility to public services and enhance economic growth in rural communities and electrification of priority institutions, such as community health clinics, schools and agricultural business centres.
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