African countries break ground on 1,303km cross-border electricity link

Four Western African countries have broken ground for a new 1,303km electricity interconnector project built with an investment of €370m.

The four countries include Liberia, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, which are all part of the Mano River Union with the interconnectivity project expected to help them out with access to reliable and affordable energy.

Dubbed as CLSG Interconnector, the project developed by Transco CLSG will see the first ever cross-border energy supply through a new transmission line and substations. It is anticipated to help in the economic development of the region while cutting down on the need to use high-cost generators.

Further, the CLSG Interconnector would enable hydropower projects, whether existing or to build in the future to benefit the region.

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