MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Minister of Mines and Energy has spoken of progress being made in overcoming challenges in the energy sector, despite huge deficits.
Minister Gesler Murray said:” There is low demand for electricity to the public, because of existing deficits in energy infrastructures.”
He disclosed that the distribution of energy hugely accounts for the infrastructural deficits, while significant gains are being made in the areas of transmission and generation.
According to the Mines and Energy Minister, Liberia currently has a combined capacity of One-Hundred-Twenty-six megawatts from the Hydro and HFO generation plants, the sources of electricity.
He made the statements Wednesday, September 9, 2020, during an Energy Sector virtual discussion with the World Bank Group in the United States.
Meanwhile, Minister Gesler Murray has stressed that there will be a significant boost in the energy demand, with the coming of TRANSCO Countries in the Mano River Union Basin in December this year.