-Senate Pro Tempore requests assessment of Senate electricity load requirements

Public corporations in Liberia, such as the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), have been struggling due to government entities not paying for the services they receive. In response to these ongoing challenges, Senate Pro Tempore Nyonblee KarngaLawrence has taken assertive action within the Senate.

Pro Tempore Lawrence, committed to leading by example and ensuring the Senate operates efficiently, has formally requested the management of LEC to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the electricity load requirements of the Liberian Senate.

In her communication to the LEC, Pro Tempore Lawrence emphasized the urgent need for a thorough evaluation of the Senate’s current electrical infrastructure. She instructed Mr. Monie Captan to assign qualified engineers to assess the Senate’s facilities, highlighting the importance of identifying areas for improvement to meet the demands of daily operations.

The assessment will cover a range of areas, including reviewing existing electrical systems, identifying load imbalances and high energy consumption areas, recommending upgrades for efficiency and reliability, and providing a detailed report for budget planning.

Pro Tempore Lawrence urged the LEC to prioritize the assessment and provide full cooperation, expressing confidence that the findings will significantly improve the operational efficiency of the Liberian Senate.

The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) is a public utility created by the Government of the Republic of Liberia. LEC was created in 1973 Developed through an act of Legislature with a mandate to produce and supply economic and reliable electric power to the entire nation. Simultaneously tasked with maintaining the corporation’s financial viability

Intrinsic in this mandate is the responsibility for improving and expanding the system to meet future growth. Because of this mandate, LEC obtained the responsibility of: Ensuring that efficient, reliable, and affordable electric power is available, Meeting the increasing demand for electric energy in Liberia, Serving as a catalyst for socio-economic development

1973 to Late 1989

Liberia’s electricity service was largely limited to the capital of Monrovia and its surrounding area. Around 35,000 customers — almost 13% of the population — served by 1989. LEC also handled the electricity supply of rural areas outside Monrovia through 10 small, isolated power systems with a total installed capacity of 13 MW.

LEC’s mission is to increase reliable access to affordable electricity throughout the country, in the quickest, most prudent and sustainable manner possible.

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