Using technical assistance under CEADIR, the USAID/West Africa Regional Missions aims to expand the use of clean energy (CE), assess the CE markets and the readiness and capacity of financial institutions (FIs) to enter CE markets.The USAID Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment, and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity aims to make the business and economic case for investing in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Small renewable energy power plants with mini-grids are an attractive possibility for electrification, especially in rural areas, as the main grid in Liberia does not reach far.

The project aim is to facilitate the supply of electricity to 18 communities in three counties in Liberia from Cote d'Ivoire, benefitting a large target group including domestic customers, health centres, schools, police stations, different commercial activities and industries. The project carries out the preparatory activities in collaboration with national utilities and undertakes the construction of sub-transmission lines, distribution lines, transformer substations and service connections.

In 2016, the Rural Energy Strategy and Master Plan For Liberia was presented and published under http://liberiaruralenergy.org. It includes targets for the period until 2030:

  • Electrification rate for the population outside of Monrovia of 10% in 2020, 20% in 2025 and 35% in 2030
  • All county capitals, health facility, and secondary schools electrified already before 2025
  • More than 75% of all electricity generated from renewables by 2030 with 19% coming from other than large hydro: mini-hydro, solar and biomass