Within the LESSP project, USAID funded to explore the Wayavah Falls in Lofa for a 15kW system, and the Mein River in Suakoko, Bong for a 500 households and 250 commercial customers systems.
The plans were changed so that these plants will not be built.
The project at the Wayavah Falls was given up to fund solar electrification of a community (Gbarnway) , the project in Suakoko was planned to be implemented with the estimated startup date of July 2015, but could not be completed within the project timeframe. The follow-up project was planning to implement it.
However, the estimated costs kept increasing and USAID decided to change the plan. Instead of building the hydropower plant, the cross-border transmission line from Nimba will be extended to Gbarnga.