Joule Africa, Sierra Leone: Bumbuna II Hydropower Project

The Bumbuna II Hydropower is an expansion of the 50-MW Bumbuna plant on the Seli River, which was commissioned in 2009. The project will significantly raise access to electricity at a national scale with the second phase expected to increase the power capacity of the first phase by 500%
from 50MW to 252MW. The Project intends to implement good international practices for management of biodiversity and ecosystem services by aligning with International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 6 (PS6). TBC is supporting Joule Africa to develop and implement plans for identifying, mitigating and managing biodiversity and ecosystem services including a through a Critical Habitat Assessment, Biodiversity Strategy, and Biodiversity Action Plan.