Sierra Leone’s first independent power project reaches commercial operations

Baoma 1, Sierra Leone’s first Independent Power Project (IPP), has achieved commercialization. The 5MW solar power project is owned by Serengeti Energy Limited, a private company that is backed by shareholders KfW, Norfund, NDF, Proparco, Stoa and Swedfund.

Baoma 1

The 5MW solar power plant is the first phase of a 25MW solar PV power project in Yamandu, near Bo town in Sierra Leone. The project will add approximately 15% to Sierra Leone’s total electricity generation capacity, providing a significant contribution to the need for more electricity in the country. The company expects to commence building the second phase of the project in 2023. This will complete a total investment of 35 million USD in the Sierra Leone power system.

Serengeti Energy owns and operates renewable power plants in the Republic of South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and Sierra Leone and is focused on building its business by delivering new supplies of clean, affordable energy.