Cooperation Area 1 (CA1): Legal and Regulatory Framework
MLME, with the assistance of NVE has produced a version of the electricity law text, and submitted it to stakeholders in April 2014 for comments. Inputs/comments were provided by stakeholders, and MLME has evaluated and incorporated some comments into the document.
Cooperation Area 2 (CA2): Capacity Building in MLME and in relevant Agencies
The training centre was near completion when the Chinese contractors evoked the force majeure due to the Ebola outbreak, date for finalizing is unknown.
Work is also on going in documenting a new and extensive scholarship program for future experts working in the Liberian energy sector, where special target areas will be selected, e.g. legal, power economics, power system analysis, hydrometric, etc.
Cooperation Area 3 (CA3): Generation coordination and planning
The load flow planning model was developed in parallel with setting up a Green Scenario development for Liberia. It involves load-flow analysis of year 2017 and year 2033, and economic/financial analysis of a cascade of hydro plants along the St. Paul and St. John Rivers.
Preliminary insight in the Waste for Energy Potential in Monrovia. Since a conversion of waste to energy also can be classified as a green energy resource, it was included in the green scenario and a waste to energy study was also assigned to Norconsult.
Cooperation Area 4 (CA4): Upgrading National Hydrometeorological Network and database
During Q1 and Q2 of 2014, CA4 activities were carried out according to the approved plans and schedules. During Q3 and Q4 of 2014, due to Ebola emergency, activities of CA4 slowed down - they did not cease. Despite extremely difficult situation in the field, the principal activity of the CA4 i.e. operation of hydrometric network and data collection system are alive and well. All observers and hydrometric stations are working.
Hydrological and meteorological data collected by CA4 are available to different users. The setup of hydrometeorological network and data collection system by CA4 proved to be reliable. During the report period, large amounts of hydrological and meteorological data were collected from major river basins in Liberia.