Liberians along the corridor of the Roberts International Airport are expected to be connected to the grid soon. According to the country’s electric company, LEC, 45,000 new energy consumers along the corridor will be connected.
This connection is part of the energy access project implemented by the government. With an estimated cost of $31.8 million, the project was funded with the assistance of several financial institutions including the African Development Bank, the European Union and the Liberian Government.
In addition to this new customer connection, the project also includes the extension of the national electricity grid with the construction of several substations.
The LEC, the Liberian electricity company, for its part assured that this part of the project would be completed by 2020.