In November 2016, GIZ/EnDev Liberia was invited by Ms. Aminata Dumbuya, Campaign Director of Power for All, to partake in an outreach tour enveloping Kambia and Portloko with the aim of supporting the Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone (REASL) through propagating the importance of solar energy.

 

EnDev Director Hartlieb Euler making remarks at workshop

EnDev conducted a two-day competitive training seminar on Pico-PV operations, repair and maintenance. The training focused on the quality aspects of Pico-PV systems and the importance of quality for the market in general.

EnDev Project Manager Hartlieb Euler, showing his excitement

The Exhibition named "ENERGY REVOLUTION SIERRA LEONE" was planned to create an awareness of the level at which Sierra Leone has been involved in the global energy revolution.

Participants of the LEAP Launch

On December 2nd, 2016 the Liberian Energy Access Practitioner Network (LEAP) was officially launched. The LEAP Launch has been organized by Mercy Corps as part of their EU project, "Light Up Liberia."

University Students during their training at the EnDev office

Eight university students from the University of Liberia (UL) Electrical Engineering Department, are receiving training from the German Cooperation GIZ through the EnDev program in renewable energy with emphasis on solar installations.

On December 15, 2016, the first turbine of the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant was officially commissioned by the President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

EnDev staff installs jointly with Barefoot Women 

In October 2015 EnDev conducted installation at 22 sites with renewable appliances in the form of fosera, Dulas fridges and 600-watt peak solar system at the Barefoot Women College and the Playhouse Foundation in Sierra Leone.

EnDev staff attending survey presentation 

RREA presented the findings of a consumer and retail survey on solar lamps conducted by ADEAS. Findings revealed that the biggest buyer group were university students and married people. The biggest issues that came up were the quality and the price.

In 18 communities in the Buu – Yao Administrative District, schools received solar systems for lights provided by the Energising Development Program (EnDev-Liberia) implemented through the German Development Cooperation GIZ. Many of the local farmers working in the cocoa sector do not know how to read or write. They had shown their strong interest in the literacy program that had first received mobile solar lamps.

Mrs. Dana Hyde, the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the U.S. Ambassador accredited to Liberia Ambassador Christine Elder visit the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant on Tuesday, October 26, 2016. The project began in May 2012 and construction started in January 2014. During their visit, they also mentioned the amount of jobs opportunities for Liberians as well as the training opportunities.

Link to newspaper article

The master plan for rural electrification of Liberia has been presented to key stakeholders and is available on the website http://liberiaruralenergy.org/.

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