Meanwhile before the signing of the said agreement, the CEO of Infinity - E Consortium, Stephan Ostermann and team
together with the head of the PIU, Dr. Patrick Tarawalli and team from the Ministry of Energy as well as a team from EGTC
and EPA made an inspection tour along the Bumbuna power line at Newton where the 6MW solar PV panel line will be
connected as well as the site where 30 acres of land has been set aside for the construction and installation of the 6MW
solar PV panel. At the end of the inspection, the CEO of Infinity - E Consortium, and team together with the head of PIU,
and team from the Ministry of Energy agreed that the Newton community should be considered for power supply after
the completion of the project.
Ministry of Energy signs Implementing
Agreement for $12.6 Million 6MW Solar Park
By Lahai Kpaka
The Ministry of Energy has signed an Implementing Agreement for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of
6MW Solar PV plant with Infinity -E Consortium, with the aim to boost power supply to the Freetown municipality.
The project is jointly funded by the Government of Sierra Leone with its cost of $3.6m, and the Abu Dhabi Fund for
Development (ADFD) with a cost of $9m totaling $12.6m.
An agreement to implement the 6MW Solar Park project would be stationed at Newton where the output will be added to
the 161 Bumbuna power line that is supplying the Freetown municipality.
According to the Minister of Energy, Amb. Henry Macauley, he intimated that electricity is fundamental to the sustainable
development of Sierra Leone. Dilating on the daunting period faced with dornor partners, he disclosed that he had gone
through several battles with donor partners towards ensuring that light becomes visible to the people of Sierra Leone. He
noted that “as electricity is the opposite of demand and supply, the more you give, the more people want”, he affirmed.
He reaffirmed that the Infinity - E Consortium would install and complete the said project by December, 2017.