17th January 2018
Energy Minister Rolled out APC Government Energy Road Map for 2025
By press release (15/07/17)
Sustaining energy is the bedrock of national development and that is why President Ernest Koroma’s 2025 energy vision is welcome news.
The Energy Minister Henry Macauley (pictured) has recently informed the press about the APC government’s road map on energy sustainability in 2025.
In his overview, he underscored three main points. Firstly, the Incremental Power Supply which he noted encapsulates the recovery of all generation plants thereby ensuring that all thermal plants including provincial district headquarter towns are fully functional.
He said the second stage revolved around Stabilisation which in essence, is to ensure stable power supply in the country. Dilating on the increments of Kilowatts produced from previous years, he affirmed that four hundred million (400,000,000) Kilowatts of electricity supply would be produced at the end of 2017.
He said there has been substantial progress on the number of Kilowatts of electricity supply, emphasising that more improvement is needed to be done in order to encourage more industrial growth mainly in the private sector.
He finally disclosed that Responsible Utilization of Electricity Appliances which he referred to as "Energy Efficiency" is key in achieving the road map. He made a clarion call for people to switch off all appliances after used.
Meanwhile, in order to avoid disseminating unsubstantiated and baseless information regarding energy, he unequivocally notified the press on his open door policy which according to him requires journalists to seek clarifications at the ministry on issues relating to energy.
Courtesy: By L.K