The Ministry of Energy is the arm of the Government of Sierra Leone tasked with coordinating and managing all aspects of energy in its various forms in the country. This is the home of the Ministry of Energy where you can find all activities and news stories surrounding programmes, policies and projects undertaken within the principality of the country.
The Minister's 3year Progress Report
The Ministry of Energy has made considerable strides in the provision of energy supply in the country as set out in the Agenda for Prosperity. Various initiatives have been undertaken to ensure improvement in the generation and distribution of electricity from thermal and renewable energy sources. Immediately after the swearing ceremony of the Minister of Energy at State House in July 2014, he established the Energy task force on the same day. The Energy Task Force developed the National Energy Strategic Plan, (Energy Road Map) 2014 to 2017, which aimed to increase generation capacity from the current 100 MW of installed capacity to 1000 MW by the years 2017/2018.
Vice President Amb Victor Bockarie Foh has Commissions 15MW Substation at Goderich
VP Victor Bockarie Foh has on Friday 23rd February commissioned a 15MW substation at the Goderich community which attracted relevant stakeholders including the Japanese Ambassador and team, MoE, EDSA, former MPs and Government Ministers.
The new Turkish Amb Pays Courtesy call on the Minister of Energy
The first ever resident Turkish Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Amb. Deha Erpek, has on Thursday 22nd February, 2018 met with the Minister of Energy Amb. Henry Macauley at the Ministry of Energy. Welcoming the Turkish Amb., Minister Henry Macauley expressed gratitude to the Turkish Government and the people of Turkey for the warm welcome accorded to them during the Presidential visit by H.E Ernest Bai Koroma in May last year. He thanked the Turkish Amb. for the supportive role the Turkish Government has been rendering to the energy sector in Sierra Leone in terms of technical and bilateral support.
The Japanese Ambassador and Team Pay Courtesy call on the Minister of Energy
The Japanese Amb. to Sierra Leone, Tsutomu Himeno and Team have on Thursday 22 February, 2018 met with the Minister of Energy Amb. Henry Macauley at the Ministry of Energy, to discuss the commissioning of the completed JICA funded Distribution Network Project at Goderich.
Launching of the Western Rural Electrification Project
Part of Rokel, Siema Town and other areas have got electricity facility to serve these unserved communities. The Energy Minister, Amb. Henry Macauley told beneficiaries that his team including his hardworking Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Zainab Buya-Kamara and other partners have pushed this project so that many deprived communities would benefit from electricity.
Ministry of Energy Launches Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Policies
The Ministry of Energy along with its local and international partners in Energy, MDAs and other key stakeholders has on Friday 19th January 2018 launched the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies at the British Council Auditorium.
The full story will follow shortly. Find the two policies on the Policies page
Karpowership Arrives in Freetown to supply 30MW
The arrival of Karadeniz Powership Doğan Bey is in consonance with the Utility Grid Infrastructure and Electricity Supply Agreement signed with Sierra Leone’s Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority, Ministry of Energy, and Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, requiring Karpowership to provide 30MW base load capacity, directly feeding into the national grid for 5years.
President Koroma Launches Newton Solar Park & Commissions Bankasoka & Other Hydro Dams
President Koroma alongside the Ministry of Energy and Partners and the Chinese Embassy, on Tuesday 12th December 2017 commissioned the Bankasoka Hydro Dam in Port Loko town which will produce about 5 MW of electricity supply including Makali and Charlotte dams respectively.
Before the occasion above, President Koroma, the Energy Minister and foreign partners from Abu Dhabi also turned the sod for the 6 MW Solar Park Project at Newton in the Western Rural Area.