'Big Light' Returns to Liberia - Hydro Plant Starts Production

The country launched the ambitious plan, with support from the U.S. and other international partners, several years ago. Nancy Lee, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation, writes that what was only a dream then becomes a reality this week with the commissioning of the first turbine at Mount Coffee, which will begin producing 22 megawatts of electricity to provide the people and businesses of Liberia more reliable accesss to electricity.

 

  • Liberia:   'Big Light' Begins

    Observer, 16 December 2016

    It was indeed a moment to celebrate, and truly Liberians, led by those in the Caldwell--Up-river belt, yesterday led the national celebration as they lined the streets jubilating… Read more »

The first turbine began producing 22 megawatts of electricity as the Mount Coffee hydropower plant resumed production on December 15, decades after being destroyed by war.

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