SENIOR POLICY ANALYST, SPU, STATE HOUSE - SANIRA DEEN
COORDINATOR, PPP UNIT, STATE HOUSE - ABU KAMARA
SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST, PPP UNIT, STATE HOUSE - MOHAMED ABU SESAY
UNDP ADVISER, PPP UNIT, STATE HOUSE - GIEDIRIUS SABALIAUSKAS
AGI - GARETH WALSH
PERMANENT SECRETARY, MOE - ZAINAB BUYA KAMARA
DIRECTOR OF ENERGY, MOE - ING. BENJAMIN KAMARA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ENERGY, MOE - ING. PSUL SAFFA
PROJECT DELIVERY MANAGER, MOE- NGOZI BECKLEY-LINES
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC DEBT, MOFED - SAHR JUSU
SENIOR ECONOMIST, MOFED - ALHASSAN MANSARAY
MOJ - OSMAN KANU
ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL, EDSA - ING. ALHAJI TIMBO
ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL, EGTC - ING. DENNIS GARVIE
This TOR is being prepared to ensure that the Action Plan drawn up to increase generation capacity to 1000
MW by 2017 is strictly followed and ensure that the required milestones are achieved.
OBJECTIVES
The objective of forming the ENERGY Task Force is to provide coordination of all national energy
related projects and provide an oversight on all energy related matters.
TASKS
The TASK FORCE shall carry out the following functions:
INTRODUCTION
His Excellency the President has recently appointed a substantive Minister of
Energy and two Deputy Ministers to support him. The task ahead of the
ministerial team is to provide courageous and strong leadership for the Team.
On assumption of duty, the Hon. Minister has recognised the need for a
coordinated, transparent and professional approach to resolving issues
relating to the power sector, a task which had over the decades remained
unaccomplished. 

Recognising the need for the transformation of the Sector, which is currently being unbundled, the Hon.
Minister has appointed a 12 man TASK FORCE consisting of Ministers and various functionaries.
Membership of the Task Force includes the following:
MINISTER OF ENERGY - HENRY MACAULAY
DEPUTY MINISTER OF ENERGY 1 - ISHMAEL SENGOU KOROMA
DEPUTY MINISTER OF ENERGY 2 - HASSAN BARRIE
DEPUTY MINISTER OF MINES - ABDUL I KOROMA
PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER ENERGY, SPU, STATE HOUSE - MUSTAPHA
KARGBO
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POWER STATIONS
INSTALLED
CAPACITY (MW)
BUMBUNA
50
KINGTOM
10
BLACKHALL RD
HFO
16.50
GOMA
6
BO
4.8
MAKENI DFO
3.3
LUNGI
6
KONO
2
LUNSAR
1
TOTAL
99.6
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Installed Generation (MW)
148
204
300
339
339
541
Generation Additions (MW)
48
56
96
39
0
202
Non - Mining Shortfall (MW)
170
150
130
100
130
83
Total Shortfall (MW)
480
600
730
800
920
960
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BACKGROUND

The Ministry of Energy - Sierra Leone has already prepared the Sierra Leone Energy Sector Strategy and
Action Plan (2014 -2017) and has proceeded to address issues relating to: Power Demand; Additional
Generation for the short/medium/long term; Network rehabilitation and expansion and including access
options.
The Action Plan also tackles issues relating to the institutional strengthening of the Ministry and the Power
Sector which is presently being unbundled with the objective of separating electricity supply and
distribution from generation and transmission. It also handles the issue of funding and engagement with
developing partners.
Consequently, two separate Entities, the Electricity Distribution Supply Authority (EDSA) and the Electricity
Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) have been formed to be regulated by the Electricity and
Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC), as provided for in the relevant legislation passed by Parliament.
The unbundling process is expected to be completed by the end of Quarter 4 of this year and a Management
Contractor funded by the World Bank will manage EDSA in the formative years of the Company.
The Action Plan will be executed by MoE and the regulatory electricity authorities.
Demand and Generation
The table below lists the total current generation capacity of 99.6MW which cannot meet the present
demand of about 200MW.























There is need for prioritised generation additions to meet future peak demands for the period 2015 - 2020, as
listed in the Table below:






The shortfalls, as listed in the above Table, have been computed based on firm available capacity.
Short Term Generation Planning
The Ministry of Energy has considered various options for providing short/medium term requirements up to
2017 using Rental HFO Power, an HFO Power Plant, Thermal and Solar Plant under a PPA arrangement.
The Ministry has looked carefully into the specific investment and energy costs of these units. While the
energy costs are high for this immediate intervention, MoE believes that these will be lowered in 2017 when
a 50 MW Solar generation would have been in operation.
Long Term Generation Planning
MoE has considered Bumbuna II and a large thermal plant for a least-cost solution. The commissioning of
these plants will result in a drastic reduction of energy prices by which time electricity is expected to be an
affordable commodity.
Bumbuna II
The Ministry of Energy is hopeful that Construction work on the large hydro/thermal plant will commence by
2017.
Negotiations on BUMBUNA II are on-going and MoE will work assiduously towards a speedy financial closure.
Thermal Plant
MoE proposes that the construction of a large power plant (600MW) will commence by 2017. The Ministry
believes that a Coal and LNG plant could offer a stable base-load operation.
MoE will commission a consultancy to lead a feasibility study in order to determine the appropriate thermal
plant for a least-cost solution
MoE realises the huge investment cost involved in constructing the plant and will require EDSA to make a
long term annual payment commitment for the purchase power from the Mining Companies.
Network Investment
MoE has dully examined the funding, scope of work and coverage for interventions for rehabilitating and
upgrading the existing transmission and distribution network and its expansion to connect new generation
facilities and increase access.
Rehabilitation of the Freetown Network
The existing Grid in the Freetown area can only evacuate 45 MW (approx.), a situation which is creating
constraints that limit the development of the power sector.
A detailed action plan has been developed to increase the grid capacity to 128MW after upgrade work. Work
will be carried out in three phases: Immediate Works: 2013 - 2015: Increase to 53MW; Phase 2 works: 2015 -
2016: Increase to 77 MW; and Phase 3 works: 2016 - 2017: Increase to 128 MW.  
Funding has been provided by GoSL and development partners to finance the works. However, there is a
financing gap of about $150m required to finance additional network infrastructure up to 2025.
Network expansion and access provision
Details of Network expansion and access provision are presented below.
Transmission Network
The priorities for the expansion of the Transmission network have been defined. Already, there is a draft
plan for the following:
Development of the Sierra Leone portion of the West African Power Pool (WAPP)
225 kV line linking Bumbuna II to Freetown.

MoE intends to initiate a study for the development of a National Transmission Network, based on the
recommendations of the Integrated Resource Plan by PPA Energy and scope of work for Access Provision
under the WAPP and the World Bank Funded Energy Access Program.
MoE and EGTC will work closely to conclude the design and financing model for the 225kV line linking
Bumbuna II line and to solicit funding.
Access Provision
There are two projects aimed at access provision:
The WAPP access project to provide access to 115 communities and along the route of 225kV
line and
The World Bank Funded EAP will commence shortly.

These two projects which are limited in geographical scope and technical choice would require a
comprehensive national energy access program that will examine grid expansion possibilities, isolated grids
and solar home systems: (i) to ensure that access is provided in a coordinated and economical manner and
(ii) Channel Development Partner support.
The engagement with development partners by MoE is crucial to solicit funds for a national energy access
strategy. This will develop projects across the country for funding by both development partners and the
private sector.
Project Timelines
There is a timeline for: completion of the IRP Study; Institutional reforms (Unbundling and Appointment of a
World Bank Management Contractor); works on the short term and medium term generation addition;
construction work for major hydro/thermal plant, construction of the major generation development for the
long term, network rehabilitation
Financial Support
Developing partners have provided the following financial support: ECOWAS ($5.4m); IDB (T&D- $11m),
World Bank-EAP ($11.7m), JICA ($3.8m), World Bank-ESURP ($25m).
GoSL has contributed $10m to enable CEC carry out emergency works on the network.
There is need for the financing of additional transmission infrastructure estimated at $150m. MoE will
initiate a round-table conference with developing partners for the road ahead.
Ministry of Energy
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Ensure the resumption of the IRP studies, and oversee the project
Oversee the Unbundling Process
Oversee the Signing of a World Bank Funded Management Contract to manage EDSA
Oversee the Network Rehabilitation Works
Oversee the Emergency & Short Term Generation Program (Procurement and Delivery)
Create a very strong and dedicated Renewable Energy Unit in the Energy Directorate and monitor its performance
Oversee the Development of the 50MW Solar Plant to be Constructed under the Medium -Term Generation Program (Planning, Procurement and Delivery through Competitive Bidding) by 2017
Ensure that Guarantees are obtained and Financial Closure reached so that the delivery of the 1st 50 MW of the 128 MW IPP by CEC will be in time by 2nd Quarter of 2016
Oversee the Conclusion of the PPA negotiations; obtain guarantees; reach financial closure; and start of construction of Bumbuna II by 2017
Oversee the procurement of consultancy to carry out feasibility studies and select appropriate thermal plant for long- term development by the 2nd Quarter of 2015 and select Developer by 2nd Quarter of 2016
Oversee feasibility studies for other long- term generation options recommended by the IRP
Ensure engagement with mining companies for the long- term Generation Development Program
Oversee the design and financing model for the Bumbuna II network and assist MoE and EGTC to solicit funding
Ensure that studies are initiated for the development of a National Transmission Network taking into account recommendations from the IRP and access provision through WAPP and the World Bank Funded EAP projects
Engage developing partners for assistance and support for studies, technical assistance and investment in: generation; network rehabilitation; access provision; and capacity building and institutional strengthening in MoE, EDSA and EGTC