According to a release, the completion of these two power plants has not only increased the LEC’s power generation capacity but has also in¬creased its capacity to con¬nect more customers.
LEC says in its press re¬lease that construction works on this plant began in 2014, but delays were experienced because of the Ebola outbreak in the country.
In February of 2016, the LEC commissioned the World Bank funded 10 megawatt Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO ) Plant, which is also located at the LEC Bushrod Island Com¬pound. The completion of the 18 megawatt HFO Plant has increased the LEC power generation capacity to 28 megawatt.
Construction work on a third 10 megawatt HFO Power Plant which is be¬ing funded by the Japanese Government is expected to be completed by August 2016 to further increase the LEC’s generation capacity to 38 megawatt.
The Liberia Electric¬ity Corporation (LEC) with funding from the World Bank has constructed Me¬dium Voltage lines and 400 Volt Low Voltage dis¬tribution network in SKD Boulevard, Matadi and Lakpazee. This network is intended to supply power to 1,900 residents in these areas and to provide basic street lighting. This project is a continuation of the 18 communities’ project which will connect 8,400 new customers.
The LEC is committed to helping the Government of Liberia improve people’s livelihoods and reduce poverty. The LEC would also like to reassure its valued customers and the public of its commitment to increasing reliable ac¬cess to affordable electric¬ity throughout the country in a cost effective way.