Sierra Leone 11/0.4kV Overhead Distribution Project - Cables Supply

Project Information:

Project Name: Sierra Leone 11/0.4kV Power Distribution Line Project

Owner: Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA)

Financier: The World Bank

Deliver Date: 2023.05


What We Supplied:

3C x 240mm2, 11kV XLPE/SWA/PVC Cu cable

1 x 120 AAC Insulated (6.3kV) Conductors

LV ABC (3x120+70 sqmm Al)

LV ABC (3x95+70 sqmm Al)

LV ABC (3x50+50 sqmm Al)

0.4 kV ABC (3x95+70 sqmm Al)

0.4 kV ABC (3x95+70 sqmm Al)


Project News:

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $50 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to improve access to electricity in Sierra Leone and enhance institutional capacity and commercial management of the sector. The project will also be co-financed with a $2.7 million grant by the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development Fund.


The Enhancing Sierra Leone Energy Access project will support the country’s post COVID-19 economic recovery by providing electricity to households, businesses, health clinics and schools, which is a critical part of the recovery process. It also supports the replacement of costly fuel generation plants with low cost power, which would free up scarce fiscal resources for other urgent socio-economic needs. This project will provide electricity to approximately 276,000 people and about 700 health facilities and schools and help cut an average of 15,135 tons Greenhouse Gas emissions per year.


Only 23% of Sierra Leonean have access to electricity, which is below the Sub-Saharan average of 30%. The gap in infrastructure is not only impacting people’s welfare and ability to access services, it is also severely impeding on competitiveness, job creation and poverty reduction. Private companies mention inadequate electricity provision as a major cause for high costs, disrupted production, and reduced profitability.


“Improving access to electricity in Sierra Leone is a critical development accelerator. This project will help address the country’s key infrastructure deficits, which is one of the most fundamental elements for promoting sustainable growth and job creation in the COVID-19 recovery,” said Gayle Martin, World Bank Country Manager for Sierra Leone. “More efforts are needed to improve the sector’s efficiency, as well as its overall financial sustainability. In addition to financing, the World Bank is also supporting a robust analytic and knowledge agenda.”