The objective of the Electricity Sector Reform Project is to help the Government of Sierra Leone and other stakeholders in the energy sector to advance the power sector reform agenda under implementation and to strengthen coordination in the sector to improve the effectiveness and viability of service provision.
The Energy Sector Reform Project, which is envisaged to be implemented for three years comprised of two activities designed to operationalize a new framework for the electricity sector, build capacity and enhance transparency and accountability in governance.
- The Electricity Sector Roadmap and Coordination Activity will operationalize the electricity sector restructuring that began in 2014 with the unbundling of the National Power Authority in the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA), and the Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC); and the creation of Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC); and
- The Institutional Strengthening Activity is designed to strengthen the capacity of key power institutions to develop system plans. The Institutional Strengthening Activity is further sub-divided into:
- The EGTC Assessment
- The EDSA commercial support activity
- The Electricity Sector Planning capacity and development activity.
Power Sector Roadmap and coordination activity has kicked off.
Negotiation will commence for the EGTC assesment and Business Planning activity in February.