Liberia - Energy and power





The capacity of the country's electric generating plants was 330,000 kW in 2001, over half of which belongs to the Liberian Electricity Corp. The Mt. Coffee Hydroelectric Plant, located on the St. Paul River, was the largest single source of electricity in the mid-1980s. Liberia's total production of electricity in 2000 was 450 million kWh, down from 834 million kWh in 1988. Of the 2000 total, 100% came from fossil fuels. Consumption of electricity in 2000 was 418.5 million kWh. Liberia has no domestic petroleum resources. Wood accounts for about 90% of the total energy requirement. The ongoing civil unrest has caused severe fuel distribution problems and shortages.

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