At a glance
Liberia electricity access is extremely limited, reaching only 34% in urban areas and being almost absent in rural areas. Access to clean cooking solutions is also extremely limited throughout the country.
Liberia has conducted Rapid Assessment and Gap Analysis with European Union support, and developed the SEforALL Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus with ECREEE support to set the objectives and the strategy to improve the sector.
Despite the underdevelopment of the sector, Liberia is endowed by abundant renewable energy sources, mainly hydro biomass, and solar that could effectively be harvested to increase generation and grant access to modern energy services for residential and business consumers. The electricity production is projected to expand of around 10 times and reach 5000 GWh by 2030. Liberia is a member of ECOWAS and as such subscribed and participated in the adoption of the ECOWAS policies on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) and to the regional implementation of the SEforALL Action Agendas.
Liberian SEforALL Action Agenda envisages achieving universal access to electricity, through a highly decentralized model (68% of the population would be served by around 150 mini-grids in addition to the isolated systems). It also envisages that 50% of the population would get access to improved cooking solutions and that 75% of the charcoal would be produced through efficient and sustainable methods and measures to improve energy efficiency and reduction of commercial and technical losses by around two thirds.
|SEforALL Action Agenda Objectives||2030|
|Electricity Access, national||100%|
|Access to clean cooking, national||100%|
|Renewable Energy Output||23%|
|Renewable Energy Consumption||60-73%|
|Country Action Documents||Status|
|Access to electricity (% of population)||4.8%||6.9%||9.4%||19.8%|
|Urban (% of urban population)||8.9%||15%||14.8%||34%|
|Rural (% of rural population)||0.9%||2.6%||1.4%||1.3%|
|Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)||0.7%||0.7%||0.7%||0.7%|
|Population, total||4.0 Million||4.2 Million||4.4 Million||4.6 Million|
|Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)||89.3%||85.8%||89.8%||-|
|Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)||-||-||-||-|
|Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)||-||-||-||-|