Understanding mini-grid tariffs in Sierra Leone: a quantitative and comparative analysis of price drivers

This report provides results of the analysis of the Sierra Leone mini-grid tariff cost buildup and practical recommendations for interventions to reduce end-user tariffs and improve the affordability of mini-grid electrification in rural areas. Tariff reduction will be achieved through enhanced efficiencies and reduced barriers along the value chain, spanning from service territory allocation to the end-user tariff settlement. To come up with these recommendations, this study analyzed the various components that make up a tariff in Sierra Leone and the tariff calculation tool used by the SLEWRC. It also consulted various mini-grid stakeholders in the country, and conducted a comparative analysis of tariff parameters in another market in the region, Nigeria.