The Managing Director of the Liberia Electricity Corporation, Mr. Ernest R. Hughes has been appointed as the head of the TRANSCO CLSG Technical Committee. Mr. Hughes was appointed during the recent meeting of Board of Directors in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire which convened from December 11-13, 2017. The meeting was attended by Board members from the four CLSG countries and the Secretary General of the West African Power Pool (WAPP).
The technical committee is responsible to review all technical issues relating to the implementing of CLSG projects in the four West African Countries and advise the board of directors. The appointment of Mr. Hughes will serve as a major boost for Liberia’s energy sector. Liberia will have a big say during the implementation of the CLSG project, which is to commence shortly.
Following the appointment, Mr. Hughes expressed gratitude for his preferment and promised to ensure that all technical guidelines relating to the implementation of the project are followed. “I am very grateful for such opportunity to serve as head of the TRANSCO CLSG technical committee. I will use this opportunity to ensure that all technical guidelines are followed for the success of this project”, he said.
The CLSG project aims to address the energy deficit in the ECOWAS sub-region. Predicated upon this, the Heads of States agreed to set up a regional energy policy to promote a regional energy market and pool resources.
The TRANSCO CLSG is to construct a 1303-kilometer power line project (225 kV) linking Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The Project includes one (1) Control Center (SCADA) and twelve (12) substations, four (4) of which are in Liberia, five (5) in Sierra Leone and two (2) in Guinea and one (1) in Cote d’ Ivoire. The TRANSCO CLSG is a Supranational Company with Board of Directors and equally owned by the four national power utilities namely CI-ENERGIES (COTE d’Ivoire), LEC (Liberia), EDSA (Sierra Leone) and EDG (Guinea).