Energy Planning Capacity Building Sierra Leone - National training course 3: Masterplan Development

17 – 21 December 2018 |Freetown, Sierra Leone


The Republic of Sierra Leone’s government and IRENA held a one-week training course on strategic long-term energy planning at the Ministry of Energy in Freetown that focused on developing the draft energy master plan document. The training was part of the IRENA-Sierra Leone capacity building programme on strategic long-term energy planning.

The training course built off the IRENA kick-off mission to Sierra Leone in August 2017, the MESSAGE software online training in May 2018 (provided at the courtesy of the International Atomic Energy Agency), and the first and second two-week national training courses that took place in May/June 2018 and August 2018, respectively.

The training course was led by IRENA experts and attended by the national working team members. The detailed agenda of the training course covered the following topics:

  • Lectures on power demand and non-power demand templates and group work on developing power demand scenarios (incl. three power demand, three non-power demand scenarios); update of demand templates for power and non-power demand.
  • Preparation of spreadsheets for tables and graphs to be used in energy master plan.
  • Support and guidance to the national team in SPLAT-SL model review, data update and verification, model runs, results extraction/analysis and scenario development.
  • Drafting of different sections of the master plan document, in groups or individually.
  • Update of the allocation of team tasks and timeline for master plan development.

Following the third national training course, the working team will continue to develop the draft energy master plan document, with support from IRENA as necessary. This will include regular meetings by the national working team. The complete draft energy master plan will be presented and discussed at a public stakeholder workshop in Sierra Leone.

See the IRENA-Sierra Leone Capacity-Building Programme.