Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Group
Low income
GNI Per Capita ($US)
630
Population
6,453,184
Major Business City
Freetown
14
Overall Score
Indicators

Indicators

Sub Indicators

Is there an officially approved national electrification plan?
No
If not, is there a draft electrification plan that has been prepared but not yet been approved?
Yes
Name of the electrification plan
0
Are the electrification plan and the updates publicly available?
No
When was the last update of the electrification plan?
0
Is there an institution responsible for tracking progress of the plan?
No
Name of the tracking institution
0
Is there a timeframe defined in the electrification plan?
No

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Does the plan target a service level (e.g., power availability, number of guaranteed hours of power supply, etc.)?
No
Details on service level target
0
Does the electrification plan include both grid and off-grid?
No
Does the plan include community facilities?
No
Does the plan include productive use?
No
Are there geospatial maps conveying the timeframe of planned grid extension?
No
Are these geospatial maps made publicly available?
No

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Does the government have a dedicated funding line or budget for electrification (e.g., funded national program, budget item, rural electrification fund to finance grid extension)?
No
Are there capital subsidies paid to the utilities to provide distribution systems to rural areas/villages?
No
Details on funding support for grid electrification
0
Are there consumer financing mechanisms (i.e., utility loans, on bill financing, micro-loans, etc.) and/or direct subsidies available to support the payment of connection fees by consumers?
No
Details on mechanisms to support the payment of connection fees
0
Does the government specify standards of performance on reliability along with new connections (e.g., number of guaranteed hours per day, etc.)?
No

Sub Indicators

Are minigrids legally allowed to operate in the country?
Yes
Name and date of the regulation for minigrids
0
Can minigrids be owned and operated by private operators?
Yes
Do regulations clarify what will occur when the interconnected grid reaches a mini-grid?
No
To convert from a power producer to a power distributor that buys electricity from the interconnected grid and resells to its local customers
No
To sell electricity to the interconnected grid operator and no longer sell electricity to retail customers
No
To sell its distribution grid to the interconnected grid operator and receive compensation for the sale of the asset
No
Other
No
Do the regulations detail procedures for consumers to get connected to minigrids?
No
Do the regulations differ by size of minigrids?
No
Are mini-grid operators legally allowed to charge a different tariff from the national tariff?
Yes
Is there a retail electricity tariff schedule for minigrids?
No
Examples of minigrid tariffs
Click for moreMini-grid at River 2 has its own tariff, different from Barefoot or Yelleh mini hydro projects
Name of the regulation on minigrid tariffs
0
Are there publicly funded mechanisms to secure viability gap funding for operators?
No
Do subsidies exist for minigrids?
No
Details on subsidies for minigrids
0
Name of the document referring to minigrid subsidies
0
Do subsidies exist for power generators?
No
Do subsidies exist for energy storage systems?
No
Do subsidies exist for distribution systems?
No
Do subsidies exist for monitoring systems?
No
Do subsidies exist for other equipment related to minigrids?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for minigrid systems?
No
Details on duty exemptions for minigrids
0
Name of the document referring to mini-grid duty exemptions
0
Do duty exemptions exist for power generators?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for energy storage systems?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for distribution systems?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for monitoring systems?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for other equipment related to minigrids?
No
Do subsidies exist for stand-alone systems?
No
Do subsidies exist for solar modules?
No
Do subsidies exist for batteries?
No
Do subsidies exist for charge controllers?
No
Do subsidies exist for power conditioning equipment?
No
Do subsidies exist for safety equipment?
No
Do subsidies exist for other equipment related to stand-alone systems?
No
Details on subsidies for stand-alone systems
0
Name of the document referring to subsidies for stand-alone systems
0
Do duty exemptions exist for stand-alone systems?
No
Details on duty exemptions for stand-alone systems
0
Name of the document referring to duty exemptions for stand-alone systems
0
Do duty exemptions exist for solar modules?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for batteries?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for charge controllers?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for power conditioning equipment?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for safety equipment?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for other equipment related to stand-alone systems?
No
Are there legal restrictions that limit the prices standalone home system retailers or service providers can charge?
No
Are there specific financing facilities available to support operators/consumers to develop/purchase stand-alone home systems?
No
Are there specific market financing facilities available to support operators to develop stand-alone systems?
No
Are there specific government financing facilities available to support operators to develop stand-alone systems?
No
Are there specific market financing facilities available to support consumers to purchase stand-alone standalone systems?
No
Are there specific government financing facilities available to support consumers to purchase stand-alone standalone systems?
No
Are there technical standards detailing the requirements for minigrids to connect the grid?
No
Are technical standards made publicly available?
No
Name of the document detailing technical standards
0
Are there safety standards for minigrids?
No
Are these safety standards made publicly available?
No
Name of the document detailing safety standards
0
Does the government implement certification programs for minigrid installers?
No
Does the government provide or endorse certification programs for one or more components or equipment required for minigrids?
No
Has the government adopted international quality standards for stand-alone systems?
No
Name of the document detailing quality standards
0
Has the government adopted international testing methods?
No
Does the regulation accept testing done elsewhere/in another country (vs in-country testing required)?
No
Is there a governmental certified program for solar equipment installers?
No
Are there environmental regulations on the disposal of solar devices and standalone home system products or components?
No
Name of document detailing environmental regulations
0

Sub Indicators

Are there publicly funded mechanisms to secure viability gap funding for operators?
No
Do subsidies exist for minigrids?
No
Details on subsidies for minigrids
0
Name of the document referring to minigrid subsidies
0
Do subsidies exist for power generators?
No
Do subsidies exist for energy storage systems?
No
Do subsidies exist for distribution systems?
No
Do subsidies exist for monitoring systems?
No
Do subsidies exist for other equipment related to minigrids?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for minigrid systems?
No
Details on duty exemptions for minigrids
0
Name of the document referring to mini-grid duty exemptions
0
Do duty exemptions exist for power generators?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for energy storage systems?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for distribution systems?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for monitoring systems?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for other equipment related to minigrids?
No
Do subsidies exist for stand-alone systems?
No
Do subsidies exist for solar modules?
No
Do subsidies exist for batteries?
No
Do subsidies exist for charge controllers?
No
Do subsidies exist for power conditioning equipment?
No
Do subsidies exist for safety equipment?
No
Do subsidies exist for other equipment related to stand-alone systems?
No
Details on subsidies for stand-alone systems
0
Name of the document referring to subsidies for stand-alone systems
0
Do duty exemptions exist for stand-alone systems?
No
Details on duty exemptions for stand-alone systems
0
Name of the document referring to duty exemptions for stand-alone systems
0
Do duty exemptions exist for solar modules?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for batteries?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for charge controllers?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for power conditioning equipment?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for safety equipment?
No
Do duty exemptions exist for other equipment related to stand-alone systems?
No
Are there legal restrictions that limit the prices standalone home system retailers or service providers can charge?
No
Are there specific financing facilities available to support operators/consumers to develop/purchase stand-alone home systems?
No
Are there specific market financing facilities available to support operators to develop stand-alone systems?
No
Are there specific government financing facilities available to support operators to develop stand-alone systems?
No
Are there specific market financing facilities available to support consumers to purchase stand-alone standalone systems?
No
Are there specific government financing facilities available to support consumers to purchase stand-alone standalone systems?
No
Are there technical standards detailing the requirements for minigrids to connect the grid?
No
Are technical standards made publicly available?
No
Name of the document detailing technical standards
0
Are there safety standards for minigrids?
No
Are these safety standards made publicly available?
No
Name of the document detailing safety standards
0
Does the government implement certification programs for minigrid installers?
No
Does the government provide or endorse certification programs for one or more components or equipment required for minigrids?
No
Has the government adopted international quality standards for stand-alone systems?
No
Name of the document detailing quality standards
0
Has the government adopted international testing methods?
No
Does the regulation accept testing done elsewhere/in another country (vs in-country testing required)?
No
Is there a governmental certified program for solar equipment installers?
No
Are there environmental regulations on the disposal of solar devices and standalone home system products or components?
No
Name of document detailing environmental regulations
0
Are there national programs which aim to develop stand-alone systems or support the development of stand-alone systems?
Yes
Details on the national program promoting stand-alone systems
Click for moreSolar street lights & Rural electrification

Sub Indicators

What is the annual cost of subsistence consumption (30kWh/month) as a percentage of GNI per household of bottom 20 percent of population?
Click for more4.48925520176813%
Tariff schedule / tariff structure taken into account
Click for moreELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION AND SUPPLY AUTHORITY (EDSA), September 2008
Is there a mechanism to support low-volume consumers such as cross-subsidization, social or lifeline tariff?
No

Sub Indicators

Are the financial statements of the largest generation company publicly available?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company publicly available?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company publicly available?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company publicly available?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest generation company audited?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company audited?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company audited?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company audited?
No
Is the transmission loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
No
Is the distribution loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
No
Is the bill collection rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Is the amount of electricity available for sale to end-users published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
No
Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
No
Are the measurements reported to the regulatory body?
No
Are the measurements available to public?
No

Sub Indicators

Current ratio (working capital ratio) of selected utility
0
EBITDA margin of selected utility
0
Debt service coverage ratio of selected utility
0
Days payable outstanding of selected utility
0

Indicators

Sub Indicators

Is there legislation or a national action plan that aims to increase EE?
Yes
Name of EE legislation or action plan
Click for moreEnergy Efficiency Policy of Sierra Leone (Draft)
Is there an energy efficiency goal or target at the national level?
No
Natonal target details
0
Is there a target for the residential sector?
No
Target details
0
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
No
Is there a commercial servcies sector target?
No
Target details
0
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
No
Is there an industrial sector target?
No
Target details
0
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
No
Is there a power sector target?
No
Target details
0
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
No

Sub Indicators

Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to setting EE strategy?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreMinistry of Energy
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to setting EE standards?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreStandard Burearu
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to regulating EE activities of energy suppliers?
Yes
Name of entity
MOE
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to regulating EE activities of energy consumers?
No
Name of entity
0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to certifying compliance with equipment EE standards?
No
Name of entity
0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to certifying compliance with building EE standards?
No
Name of entity
0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to selecting and/or approving third party auditors tasked with certifying EE standards?
No
Name of entity
0

Sub Indicators

Residential customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes
Commercial customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes
Industrial customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes
Residential customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
12
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes
Commercial customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
12
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes
Industrial customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
12
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes
Does the regulator track utilites' compliance with laws for providing energy usage information to customers?
No
Residential customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
No
Method of comparison
N/A
Commercial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
No
Method of comparison
N/A
Industrial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
No
Method of comparison
N/A
Residential customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes
Commercial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes
Industrial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes
All customers
Can customers access real time feedback on energy usage (for either prepaid or post-paid systems)?
No
Do customers have the ability to manage energy usage levels remotely (through apps or other technology mediums that can track real time usage?
No

Sub Indicators

Residential customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
Yes
Are customers charged constant block rates?
No
Are customers charged declining block rates?
No
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
Yes
Commercial customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
Yes
Are customers charged constant block rates?
No
Are customers charged declining block rates?
No
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
Yes
Industrial customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
Yes
Are customers charged constant block rates?
No
Are customers charged declining block rates?
No
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
Yes
Residential customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
No
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
No
Commercial customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
No
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
No
Industrial customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
Yes
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
Yes
Residential customers
Are customers charged based on real-time pricing?
Yes
Are customers charged based on variable peak pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on critical peak pricing?
No
Are tariffs adjusted according to seasons?
No
Do customers pay according to time-of-day electricity use or receive peak-time rebates?
No
Commercial customers
Are customers charged based on real-time pricing?
Yes
Are customers charged based on variable peak pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on critical peak pricing?
No
Are tariffs adjusted according to seasons?
No
Do customers pay according to time-of-day electricity use or receive peak-time rebates?
No
Industrial customers
Are customers charged based on real-time pricing?
Yes
Are customers charged based on variable peak pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on critical peak pricing?
No
Are tariffs adjusted according to seasons?
No
Do customers pay according to time-of-day electricity use or receive peak-time rebates?
No

Sub Indicators

What is the threshold for classifying large consumers?
N/A
Large consumer EE mandate/incentive regulations
Is it required for the consumption and/or savings of large-scale energy users to be tracked and documented on a regular basis?
No
Are efficiency targets mandated for large consumers?
No
Details
N/A
Are energy audits mandated for large consumers?
No
Are energy efficiency progress reports mandated for large consumers?
No
Interval of reports
N/A
Are energy-management systems mandated for large consumers?
No
Details
N/A
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with regulatory obligations for large consumers?
No
Is there a measurement and verification program in place?
No
Is verification done by a third party?
No
Are there financial incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
No
Details
N/A
Are there tax incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
No
Are there other incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
No
Details
N/A
Is there a program to publicly recognize large-scale users that have achieved significant energy savings measures?
No
Are energy savings and/or financial savings publicized?
No
Does the program offer assistance (from a government or independent entity) to large-scale users to identify energy savings investments opportunities?
No
Primary Energy Consumption (MJ - latest GTF data from 2012)
11826

Sub Indicators

Are there binding energy savings obligations for public buildings?
No
Are energy savings from efficiency activities at public buildings tracked (either in-house or by a third party)?
No
Are there binding energy savings obligations for other public facilities (may include water supply, wastewater services, municipal solid waste, street lighting, transportation, and heat supply)?
No
Are energy savings from efficiency activities at other public facilities tracked?
No
Is there a specific policy or mandated guidelines for public procurement of energy-efficient products and services?
No
Public procurement guidelines for EE
Do public budgeting regulations and practices allow public entities to retain energy savings?
No
Public budgeting regulations for EE

Sub Indicators

Name of utility energy efficiency regulation program
Electricity generation
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
No
Details
N/A
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
No
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
No
Are there mandates or incentives for new and/or brownfield co-generation?
No
Transmission & distribution
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
No
Details
N/A
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
No
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
No
Demand-side management -
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
No
Details
N/A
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
No
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
No
Is there a demand-side management department within the selected utility?
No
Do utilities provide customers incentives for demand response, such as peak-time rebates?
No
Is there public budget funding available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Is there compensation for revenue losses via a tracking account available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there credit lines available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there partial risk guarantees available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is there program cost recovery available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is there ESCO financing available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is there on-bill financing/re-payment available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
0
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No

Sub Indicators

Residential sector
Are there tax incentives available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are there discounted "green" mortgages available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Is on-bill financing/re-payment available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are credit lines available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are energy services agreements or ESCOs available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are green bonds available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Is vendor credit and/or leasing available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are partial risk guarantees available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Details
N/A
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Commercial services sector
Are there tax incentives available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are there discounted "green" mortgages available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Is on-bill financing/re-payment available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are credit lines available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are energy services agreements or ESCOs available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are green bonds available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Is vendor credit and/or leasing available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are partial risk guarantees available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Details
N/A
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Industrial sector
Are there tax incentives available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are there discounted "green" mortgages available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Is on-bill financing/re-payment available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are credit lines available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are energy services agreements or ESCOs available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are green bonds available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Is vendor credit and/or leasing available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are partial risk guarantees available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Details
N/A
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No

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EE standards regulations
Refrigerators
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
No
Details of standards
Is there a verification program in place?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No
Air conditioners
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
No
Details of standards
0
Is there a verification program in place?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No
Lighting equipment
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
No
Details of standards
0
Is there a verification program in place?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No
Industrial electric motors
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
No
Details of standards
0
Is there a verification program in place?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No
Other industrial equipment
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
No
Details of standards
0
Is there a verification program in place?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No
Light duty vehicles
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
No
Details of standards
0
Is there a verification program in place?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No
Heavy duty vehicles
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
No
Details of standards
Is there a verification program in place?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No

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Refrigerators
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Air conditioners
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Lighting equipment
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Industrial electric motors
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Other industrial equipment
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Light duty vehicles
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Heavy duty vehicles
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No

Sub Indicators

Are there energy efficiency codes for new residential buildings?
No
Are there energy efficiency codes for new commercial buildings?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for new residential buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for new commercial buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for new residential buildilngs?
No
Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for new commercial buildings?
No
EE building code regulations
When was the code last updated for residential buildings?
0
When was the code last updated for commercial buildings?
0
Is there a system to ensure compliance with building energy efficiency codes?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Are renovated residential buildings required to meet a building energy codee?
No
Are renovated commercial buildings required to meet a building energy code?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for renovated residential buildings different from the code for new buildings?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for renovated commercial buildings different from the code for new buildings?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for renovated residential buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for renovated commercial buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for renovated residential buildings?
No
Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for renovated commercial buildings?
No
Is there a mandatory standardized rating or labeling system for the energy performance of existing buildings?
No
Is the labeling scheme or rating adopted from external standards?
No
Are commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage at the point of sale or when leased?
No
Are large commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage annually?
No
Are there mandates or targets for new building stocks to achieve high quality energy efficiency certifications, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) (e.g. percentage of new building stocks that must be LEED certified)?
No
Details
N/A
LEED incentives
No
Local program details
N/A

Sub Indicators

Is there a carbon pricing mechanism in place?
No
For any carbon pricing mechanism (e.g. carbon tax, emission trading system), what is the portion of national GHG emissions covered)?
0
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
No

Indicators

Sub Indicators

Does a legal framework for renewable energy development exist?
No
Name of the Law
0
Is private sector ownership of renewable energy generation legally authorized?
No

Sub Indicators

Does an official renewable energy target exist?
No
Overall target
Click for more 658 MW, 52.3% of electricity mix by 2020 - 1229 MW, 65.3% of electricity mix by 2030.
Solar target
73MW
Wind target
2MW
Hydro target
552MW
Biomass target
32MW
Geothermal target
Does a renewable energy action plan or strategy to attain the target exist?
Yes
Name of the action plan
0
Does the plan or startegy define the amount of investment necessary to meet the RE target?
No
The amount of investment identified
0
Is there an institution responsible for tracking progress in renewable energy development?
Yes
Name of the institution
0
Does an electricity generation plan that includes renewable energy development exist?
No
Name of the generation plan
0
Is the expansion plan based on a probabilistic approach?
No
Does the current transmission planning consider renewable energy scale-up?
Yes
Name of the transmission plan
0
Has the country conducted a variable renewable energy integration study?
No
Name of the integration study
0
Year of the integration study
N/A
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a solar resource atlas?
Yes
Does the government publish or endorse a solar resource atlas or other data on the abundance and quality of the resource?
No
Solar atlas is validated by at least 5 ground-based measurements taken for a period of at least a year;
No
Solar atlas has a spatial resolution of 5km or less;
No
Solar atlas is based on modeling inputs covering at least a 10 year period;
No
Solar atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation
No
Has the country carried out strategic planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of solar resources?
No
Has the solar resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
No
Are the solar resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
No
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a wind resource atlas?
Yes
Does the government publish or endorse a wind resource atlas or other data on the abundance and quality of the resource?
No
Wind atlas is validated by at least 5 ground-based measurements taken for a period of at least a year;
No
Wind atlas has a spatial resolution of 5km or less;
No
Wind atlas is based on modeling inputs covering at least a 10 year period;
No
Wind atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation
No
Has the country carried out strategic planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of wind resources?
No
Has the wind resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
No
Are the wind resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
No
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a hydro resource atlas?
Yes
Does the country publish or endorse a national hydro resource map or atlas?
No
Hydro atlas is validated by ground-based water run-off data and/or site surveys from potential sites;
No
Hydro atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation
No
Has the country carried out strategic planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of hydro resources?
No
Has the hydro resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
No
Are the hydro resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
No
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a biomass resource atlas?
Yes
Does the country publish or endorse a national biomass resource map or atlas?
No
Biomass atlas is validated by ground-based survey or officially reported data;
No
Biomass atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation.
No
Has the biomass resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
No
Are the biomass resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
No
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a geothermal resource atlas?
No
Does the country publish or endorse a national geothermal resource map or atlas?
No
The governmetn has collected and recorded well data at potential geothermal sites?
No
Does the government publish a national geological map?
No
The government has supported surface exploration (geological; geochemical; temp; gradient) at potential sites?
No
The government has supported test drilling at at least one site (slim bore or full well)?
No
The government has supported the creation of a reservoir model at at least one site?
No
Has the country carried out strategic geothermal resource planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of the resource?
No
Has the geothermal resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?nt process?
No
Are the geothermal resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
No

Sub Indicators

Is there at least one scheme to support renewable energy per unit of electricity generated? (e.g., feed-in tariff, competitive bidding/auction, mandates, generation premiums, production tax credits)?
No
Feed-in tariff
No
Feed-in tariff - Solar
No
Feed-in tariff - Wind
No
Feed-in tariff - Hydro
No
Feed-in tariff - Biomass
No
Feed-in tariff - Geothermal
No
Government body in charge
Projects guaranteed off-take
No
Solar Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
Solar Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
Solar Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Solar Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Wind Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
Wind Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
Wind Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Wind Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Competitive bidding
No
Auction 1 - Year
Auction 1 - Technology
Auction 1 - Project-specific tender and size (MW)
Auction 1 - Auction for total and size (MW)
Auction 1 - Standard PPA and Term
Auction 1 - Price ceiling
No
Auction 1 - Winning bid ($ cents/kWh)
Auction 1 - Government body in charge
Auction 2 - Year
Auction 2 - Technology
Auction 2 - Project-specific tender and size (MW)
Auction 2 - Auction for total and size (MW)
Auction 2 - Standard PPA and Term
Auction 2 - Price ceiling
No
Auction 2 - Winning bid ($ cents/kWh)
Auction 2 - Government body in charge
Winning bid guaranteed off-take
No
Mandates
No
Generation premium
No
Production tax credit
No
Does the government offer other direct fiscal incentives for renewable energy (e.g. capital subsidies, grants or rebates, investment tax credits, tax reductions?)
Yes
Investment tax credit
No
Accelerated depreciation
No
Reduction in import taxes
Yes
Reduction in sales tax or other taxes
No
Does the country provide prioritized access to the grid for RE?
No
Do RE projects receive priority in dispatch?
No
Are there provisions to compensate seller if offtake infrastructure is not built in time?
No
Are there mechanisms to compensate RE projects for lost generation due to certain curtailments after project commissioning?
No

Sub Indicators

Is the market entry mechanism for private RE projects defined? (e.g. 1st come 1st served; tenders)
No
Details
0
Are projects subject to development timelines or milestones?
No
Are tariffs indexed (in part or in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
No
If there is a guaranteed tariff, is there a mechanism to adjust the level of the tariff for new entrants (e.g., declination)?
N/A
If there is a guaranteed tariff, is there a mechanism to differentiate tariffs based on the size of the generation plant?
N/A
If there is competitive bidding/auctions, are there provisions to ensure full and timely project completion (e.g., bid-bonds, project milestones, eligibility requirements)
N/A
If there is a renewable energy mandate, can it be met with tradable certificates (e.g., RECs, ROCs, TECs)?
N/A
Is the price subsidy/benefit implied by a renewable energy incentive program passed through in full or in part to the final electricity consumer?
N/A

Sub Indicators

Are there rules defining the allocation of connection costs?
No
What is the type of the connection cost allocation policy (i.e. shallow/deep)?
N/A
Are there rules that allow electricity customers to purchase power directly from a third party (i.e. an entity other than the designated utility in a service area)?
No
Do the rules define the size and allocation of costs for transmission and distribution wheeling charges? (e.g., wheeling charges, locational pricing?)
N/A
Do the rules consider customer type/size in determining eligibility for purchasing electricity from a third party?
N/A
connection cost document
0
Does the country have a grid code that includes measures or standards addressing variable renewable energy?
No
Is there more than one balancing area in the country?
No
Are there rules for exchanging power between balancing areas that penalize variable renewable energy (e.g. through imbalance penalties)?
N/A
Are there provisions in the power exchange rules that allow for plant forecasting?
N/A

Sub Indicators

Does the government offer or allow backing of utility payments (e.g. through a letter of credit, escrow account, payment guarantee, or other)?
No
Information disclosure
8
Are the financial statements of the largest utility publicly available?
0
Are the financial statements of the largest generation company publicly available?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company publicly available?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company publicly available?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company publicly available?
No
Are the following metrics published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
0
Is the transmission loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
No
Is the distribution loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
No
Is the bill collection rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Is the amount of electricity available for sale to end-users published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Information Auditing
0
Financial statements independently audited?
0
Are the financial statements of the largest generation company audited?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company audited?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company audited?
No
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company audited?
No
Monitoring Reliability
0
Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
No
Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
No
Are the data reported to the regulatory body?
No
Are the data available to the public?
No
Name of the selected utility
Click for moreElectricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA)
data - 17.1. Current ratio (working capital ratio)
no data
data - 17.2 Debt Service Coverage Ratio
N/A
data - 17.3 Days payable outstanding
no data
data - 17.4 EBITDA margin
no data
Current ratio (working capital ratio) of selected utility
0
Debt Service Coverage Ratio of selected utility
0
Days payable outstanding of selected utility
0
EBITDA margin of selected utility
0

Sub Indicators

Is there a carbon pricing mechanism in place?
No
For any carbon pricing mechanism (e.g. carbon tax, emission trading system), what is the portion of national GHG emissions covered)?
0%
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
No
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  • Score : 34-66
  • Score : 0-33
Policy Framework
Planning
NoElectrification Plan
Grid Electrification
NoElectrification Budget
NoSubsidies for utility
NoConsumer financing or subsidies
NoGovernment-mandated performance standards
Mini grids
YesMini-grids legally allowed
YesAllowed to charge flexible tariffs
NoRegulations/standards covering interconnection with main electricity grid
NoMini Grids: Subsidies: whole system
NoMini Grids: Subsidies: generators
NoMini Grids: Subsidies: storage
NoMini Grids: Subsidies: distribution
NoMini Grids: Subsidies: other
NoMini Grids: duty exemptions: whole system
NoMini Grids: duty exemptions: generators
NoMini Grids: duty exemptions: storage
NoMini Grids: duty exemptions: distribution
NoMini Grids: duty exemptions: other
NoTechnical standards publicly available
NoGovernment certifications: installers
NoGovernment certifications: equipment
Stand-alone systems regulations and incentives
YesNational support programs
NoSubsidies: whole system
novalueSubsidies: solar modules
NoSubsidies: other
Noduty exemptions: whole system
Noduty exemptions: solar modules
Noduty exemptions: other
NoFinancing mechanisms: for operators
NoFinancing mechanisms: for consumers
NoQuality standards
Affordability
NoSupport for low-volume consumers
National Plans
YesEE legislation or action plan
NoNational EE target: overall
NoNational EE target: residential
NoNational EE target: commercial
NoNational EE target: industrial
NoNational EE target: power sector
Customer billing and pricing
YesReport electricity consumption to consumers: residential
YesReport electricity consumption to consumers: commercial
YesReport electricity consumption to consumers: indusdrial
YesReport electricity price to consumers: residential
YesReport electricity price to consumers: commercial
YesReport electricity price to consumers: industrial
YesTime of use pricing: residential
YesTime of use pricing: commercial
YesTime of use pricing: industrial
Large consumers
novalueMandatory energy usage tracking
NoEE requirements: consumption tracking
NoEE requirements: targets
NoEE requirements: energy audits
NoEE requirements: other
NoEE incentives: financial incentives
novalueEE incentives: tax incentives
NoEE incentives: other
Public entities
NoEE obligations for public facilities
NoEE public procurement requirements
Utilities
NoMandates: generation
NoMandates: T&D
NoMandates: DSM
Standards and labeling
NoEE standards: refrigerators
NoEE standards: air conditioning
NoEE standards: lighting
NoEE standards: industrial electric motors
NoEE standards: other industrial equipment
NoEE standards: vehicles
NoEE labels: refrigerators
NoEE labels: air conditioning
NoEE labels: lighting
NoEE labels: industrial electric motors
NoEE labels: other industrial equipment
NoEE labels: vehicles
Building codes and incentives
NoEE building codes: residential
NoEE building codes: commercial
Legal Framework
NoPrimary legislation governing RE
novaluePrivate ownership of generation legally authorized
Planning
NoRenewable energy target: overall
32MWRenewable energy target: biomass
Renewable energy target: geothermal
552MWRenewable energy target: hydropower
73MWRenewable energy target: solar
2MWRenewable energy target: wind
YesRenewable energy strategy
NoGeneration plan including RE
YesTransmission plan including RE
NoVariable RE integration study complete
NoResource maps: Biomass
NoResource maps: Geothermal
NoResource maps: Hydro
NoResource maps: Solar
novalueResource maps: Wind
Incentives and Regulatory Support
NoGeneration support scheme: feed-in tariff
NoGeneration support scheme: competitive bidding
NoGeneration support scheme: other
YesFiscal incentives
NoPriority dispatch
Network connection and access
NoConnection cost rules
NoThird party use of system
NoGrid code covering RE
Sector Structure and Statistics
Annual electricity generation (GWh)
96.6
Length of transmission system
204.75
Length of distribution system (km)
N/A
T&D loss rate (2-year average where available)
0.39
Bill collection rate (2-year average where available)
0.82
Level of competition
Monopoly
Level of unbundling
Partially vertically unbundled
Private sector participation
No PSP
IPP capacity share
0.00%
Retail Tariffs
Selected retail / distribution + retail utility
Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA)
Retail electricity tariff (average of all end-users)
USD 0.29
Retail electricity tariff (residential)
USD 0.48
Retail electricity tariff (commercial)
USD 0.17
Retail electricity tariff (industrial)
USD 0.24
Generation Mix
Institutions, Utilities and Market Operators
Energy Ministry / Planning Entity
Ministry of Energy
Separate Electricity Regulator (year established)
Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (2011)
Transmission System Operator
None
Independent System Operator
None
Wholesale Market Operator
N/A