548 million KWh to be injected into EDSA network in 2020

A total budgeted electricity purchase for 2020 from both Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) and Independent Power Producers (IPPs) is 548,603,932 KWh. According to the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) quantity purchases from EGTC Freetown including other Provinces is said to be 239,154,921.60 KWh, Karpowership is 279,256,210.00 KWh and IPP from Bo and Kenema is 30,192,800.00 KWh. The cost of buying power from EGCT is based on an agreed cost price of Le877.50/KWh, average cost from Karpowership is Le1,961.50/KWh and other IPPs constitute 8% of the total direct cost. An analysis of the EDSA achievements for 2018 during their Budget presentation showed that they have increased power evacuation within the Freetown network from an average of 41 MW in 2018 to an average of 51.6 MW in 2019.

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