UNOPS is the implementing agency for the Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP). The project was developed to support the Government’s energy access objectives and its renewed drive for clean energy access towards low emissions and a climate resilient, gender sensitive and sustainable growth trajectory.
It aims to provide up to 5MW of sustainable renewable electricity in rural communities through mini-grid installations with private sector involvement.
In a first phase 6kWp solar photovoltaic (SPV) generation facilities installed at 54 Community Health Centres (CHCs) by July 2017 which are transformed into small mini-grids grids with a capacity ~36kW to connect all other public institutions and households in 50 of the village communities. A further 30communities may be targeted subject to the availability of funds. The small mini-grids will be operated by private operators with commercial interests or local communities associations, both ensuring long term sustainability.
The second phase aims to attract private sector investment to the mini-grid sector. It will extend mini-grid installations with a capacity 36kW to a further 40 communities while testing sustainable business models for private sector service delivery.
See also the location of mini-grids in Sierra Leone under the "Maps and Data" section on this site.
58 Sir Samuel Lewis Road